Los Angeles County social workers say they're suspending a six-day strike and returning to the bargaining table.
Union officials announced Tuesday that contract talks will resume Wednesday, with workers back on the job this week.
About 3,600 workers from the Department of Children and Family Services struck last week after talks broke down.
They're seeking a retroactive raise and reduced caseload. They want the county to hire hundreds of new workers.
On Tuesday, hundreds of workers held a rally outside the county Board of Supervisors meeting. In a planned act of disobedience, seven people were arrested after refusing to disperse.