Domestic Servants

I read with interest your article on domestic servants (Feb. 12). In it you describe the actions of Libertad Rivera, who is trying to inform the maids that they have a right to be paid minimum wage for their work.

Many maids are not currently receiving minimum wage. If their employers were required to pay them more, what do you think would happen? That's right; the jobs would disappear.

If Libertad had her way, all maids would be paid minimum wage. Of course, many of the jobs would disappear, but the ones that would be left would pay better than they do now. Perhaps the maids think that a low-wage job is better than no job at all. How foolish. Thank God there are people like Libertad Rivera who know better.

BROCK BACKLUND

Calabasas

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