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Checking in: What life is like for LAUSD janitor after minimum wage increase




LAUSD janitor Raul Meza and his wife Vanessa. December 23, 2014
LAUSD janitor Raul Meza and his wife Vanessa. December 23, 2014
Sarah Sweeney 2014

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In July, the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to increase the minimum wage for service workers to $15.00 an hour.

One such worker is Raul Meza, a School Facilities Attendant at Van Nuys High School.

Take Two spoke to Meza at that time, and asked him how he thought his life might change after the raise. "It's gonna bring me more money into my home, and I think I'm going to spend more time with my son and with my family," he said.

That interview prompted a big response from our listeners, so we thought we'd check back in with Meza to see how, if at all, things have changed for him over the last several months.

Read the original interview: LAUSD janitor on what the new $15/hr minimum wage means for his family