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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s health care proposal angers city workers
Los Angeles Daily News

Sanjuana Salas’s workday at Los Angeles City Hall begins at dusk, when most city employees head home. The 56-year-old South L.A. resident dons a gray uniform to vacuum floors and scrub toilets at City Hall, working past midnight.

A broad-shouldered woman with a wide grin, Salas earns $43,400 a year as a city custodian. Taxes, pension contributions, and other deductions chip away at her paycheck, leaving little left over.