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Janitors denied health care will get $1.34 million
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco resident Jaime Reyes and his wife, Maria Alvarenga, are expecting their third child next week. On Monday, the couple, who both work as janitors, learned that they will receive a combined $8,000 from their former employer, who refused to provide the couple with medical insurance.

The company, GMG Janitorial, Inc., was ordered to pay a total of $1.34 million to 275 current and former workers, many of them Latino immigrants, under a judgment finalized Monday.