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Officials have now opened several investigations into the death of 10-year-old Takoda Collins. One of the three people arrested in the case was the boy's father, Al-Mutahan McLean, on charges of child abuse, endangerment, torture, and the rape of a person under 13 years old. Two women were also charged in the case.

The Montgomery County Children Services workers union on strike Sept. 23, 2019.
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Montgomery County Children's Services workers, who returned to their jobs on Tuesday, have voted to approve a tentative agreement to end a more-than-weeklong strike.

County commissioners are expected to vote on the agreement next Tuesday.

Under the agreement, employees would receive a 4.5 percent raise retroactive to April 1 of this year. Employees would also receive a $250 payout as part of the settlement deal. And all pay rates will be increased at the top level by 1 percent.

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Montgomery County Children's Services workers went back to their jobs on Tuesday, after a strike that lasted several weeks. Both the Professionals Guild of Ohio (PGO) and the county confirm that a tentative agreement over wage issues was reached on Monday.

The agreement came together through negotiations working with the State Employment Relations Board (SERB).

Montgomery County Children's Services workers on strike, September 23, 2019.
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Montgomery County has rejected an offer from the Children’s Services workers’ union as its strike continues for a third day. Workers with the Professionals Guild of Ohio (PGO) walked out for a second time this year on Monday. An earlier attempt to strike this summer was halted by a judge. That strike restraint ended last Friday.

The Montgomery County Children Services workers union on strike Sept. 23, 2019.
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Montgomery County Children Services workers are again on the picket line after contract negotiations came to a halt last week. Talks broke off  between negotiators for the county and the Professionals Guild of Ohio union over wage issues.  

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The Montgomery County Children Services workers union has turned down an offer from the county that would have given its members a 5 percent raise. The union held an open vote on the offer Wednesday.

A county spokesperson issued a statement saying officials are “incredibly disappointed” that a majority of Professionals Guild of Ohio members voted down the offer.

Montgomery County officials say they will enact a comprehensive contingency plan to continue services normally provided by PGO employees. The county would not release the details of that plan.

Montgomery County Children's Services workers on strike, July 19, 2019.
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The Montgomery County Children Services union is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to accept a final contract offer from the county. The county’s last offer to the Professionals Guild of Ohio includes an across-the-board wage increase for all employees. However, not all workers would receive that pay increase in the same manner.

Montgomery County Children's Services workers on strike, July 19, 2019.
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Hundreds of Montgomery County Children’s Services workers walked off the job Friday morning after negotiations with the county failed. But before noon, members were abruptly forced to abandon the picket lines due to a court order has temporarily halting the strike.

The Professional Guild of Ohio (PGO) met with Montgomery County for a mediation Thursday, but the two parties were unable to come to deal. The dispute centers on wages.

Negotiations began in February. The PGO filed a 10-day strike notice earlier this month.

Foster Parents Prepare For Potential Caseworker Strike

Jul 15, 2019
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Montgomery County Children’s Services workers will strike this week, unless a deal is reached before then. The dispute between the 270 member union and the county centers on wages.

Michelle Tedford is the chair of Montgomery County’s Foster Parent Advisory Council and the parent of two foster children. She says she’s been working with caseworkers to take care of some administrative needs for her kids, just in case the Professional Guild of Ohio does move forward with strike plans.