Vulnerabilities of Low-Wage Workers and Some Thoughts on Improving Workplace Protections: The Experience of the Workplace Justice Project

48 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2016 Last revised: 28 Mar 2017

See all articles by Luz M. Molina

Luz M. Molina

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Andrea Agee

Workplace Justice Project, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

Erika Zucker

Workplace Justice Project, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

Date Written: August 7, 2016

Abstract

This article explores the landscape of low-wage work in the South and the experience of the Workplace Justice Project at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. It focuses on the history of the Project as a response to the influx of low-wage, primarily Hispanic, workers, that came to New Orleans in the months and years after Katrina to help with the re-building of the city.

Keywords: minimum wage, living wage, social justice

Suggested Citation

Molina, Luz M. and Agee, Andrea and Zucker, Erika, Vulnerabilities of Low-Wage Workers and Some Thoughts on Improving Workplace Protections: The Experience of the Workplace Justice Project (August 7, 2016). 17 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L 215 (2016); Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2016-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2882251

Luz M. Molina (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

Andrea Agee

Workplace Justice Project, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

Erika Zucker

Workplace Justice Project, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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