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Press Conference on Denver Auditor’s Office Subpoena Power

DENVER – On Monday, Denver leaders will have another tool in their toolbox to help get workers the money they have earned. Community members, local leaders, and the Denver Auditor’s Office look forward to joining bill co-sponsors Council Members Sarah Parady and Amanda Sawyer to celebrate the likely passage of the Denver Labor subpoena bill.

This bill gives the Auditor’s Office the tools it needs to get information from private employers who do not voluntarily cooperate during wage theft investigations. By having a collaborative tool like this, the Auditor’s Office can seek faster resolution and payment on behalf of workers, while limiting the burden for businesses.

But the work is not yet done. Community members will also speak about the need for uniform subpoena power across the entire Auditor’s Office. A second bill supporting this common-sense tool for the Audit Services Division is forthcoming and will ensure community partners and city contractors are held equally accountable for how they use taxpayer dollars.


Join us as we celebrate the success of the Denver Labor subpoena bill with a press conference at city hall and call on the City Council to pass the upcoming bill for Audit Services subpoena power. The City Council will hold a final vote on the passage of the Denver Labor subpoena bill during its meeting at 3:30 p.m.


3 p.m. – Monday, April 29


Parr-Widener Room, City and County Building – 1437 Bannock St.


  • Mónica Rodríguez Rafael, Wage Theft Program Coordinator at Centro de los Trabajadores and a worker who has experienced wage theft.
  • SEIU Local 105 and a janitor who has experienced wage theft.
  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA
  • City Council Member Sarah Parady
  • Coloradans for the Common Good and Rabbi Katie Mizrahi


Speakers from the community who have experienced wage theft.

Community advocates calling for accountability through audit work for city partners and contracts.

Remarks from the Denver Auditor’s Office and bill co-sponsor Councilwoman Sarah Parady.

You can find more information about the Auditor and Denver Labor on our website.

About the Auditor’s Office
Denver’s Auditor is publicly elected and answers to the voters. The role of the Auditor is to help minimize risks, improve internal controls, maximize efficiencies, and strengthen accountability. Denver Labor works to deter wage theft, reduce the harms of poverty, and expand economic justice and fair competition through comprehensive wage and hour enforcement and education.


About Coloradans for the Common Good

CCG is a broad-based organization along the Front Range comprised of local institutions, including congregations, unions, educational institutions, non-profits, and neighborhood organizations who share a concern for families and a passion for democracy and are led by their convictions, values, and faith to act for the common good.


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