- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
- Grass-Whopper: Pan-fried cricket burgers go over big in New York City
- CDC sees measles spike and ‘failure to vaccinate’
Labor board: Caseworkers should be reinstated
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union leaders are calling on D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty to immediately reinstate three caseworkers who were fired after the bodies of four girls were found in their mother's rowhouse.
The union that represents the Child and Family Services Agency held a rally Tuesday after a labor board upheld an arbitrator's decision to reinstate the workers.
Geo Johnson, executive director of the union, says the employees are collectively owed as much as $300,000 in backpay.
He also wants Fenty to restore their full benefits and seniority, and remove references to disciplinary action from their personnel files.
Banita Jacks was found guilty last year of killing her four daughters in 2008. The social workers were fired for allegedly not adequately responding to a report of abuse months before the girls' bodies were discovered.
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- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality
- New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party
- Obama downplays IRS scandal, blames Obamacare rollout on 'outdated' agencies
- Budget negotiators look to federal workers for benefit concessions
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.
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