Thank you to Katy Reckdahl and The Advocate for giving insight into the challenges facing low-wage workers, their families and those trying to change an exploitative system. Employers should have to pay wages sufficient to support working families, and when employers fail to pay properly and on time, recovery of unpaid wages should be swift and inexpensive. One correction to the article: the “Work in the South” conference referred to in the article was held March 6-7 at Loyola College of Law. Details, photos and the keynote speech by Douglas Blackmon can be found at

Erika Zucker

policy advocate, Workplace Justice Project

New Orleans