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To promote salary increases for social workers.

People looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options are often drawn to social work. Social workers are highly trained professionals who care about people, who want to make things better, and who want to relieve suffering. There are over a half million professional social workers in the United States who have all committed their lives to making a difference.

For more information on the social work profession please follow this link:

http://www.socialworkers.org/profession/factsheet.htm

For more information on the current salaries paid to social workers in a variety of settings please follow this link:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm

1. SWs assist people in overcoming poverty, mental /physical illness, child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, and chemical dependency.

2. SWs also assist society in overcoming these problems through community organizing, legislative endeavors and social justice initiatives.

3. SWs are committed to their work and shaping a better world, but are underpaid.