Press Release: Governor Polis Signs HB24-1095 Into Law

Expanding Accountability for Violations of Colorado’s Child Labor Law Denver, CO — Last week, Governor Polis signed House Bill 24-1095 into law. Child workers in our community alerted Towards Justice of the suffering caused by violations of Colorado’s child labor law, and the organization responded by collaborating with legislative and community partners to improve enforcement in … Continued

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Press Release: Rideshare Industry Transparency Bill Becomes Law

New Information will Soon be Available to Rideshare Drivers and Consumers Denver, CO: On Wednesday, Governor Jared Polis signed Colorado Senate Bill 24-075 into law, which will require rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to disclose important information to drivers, passengers, and the state. Colorado will be the first state in the country to require the … Continued

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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. … Continued

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Community Wage Theft Training – May 9

Join us on Thursday, May 9 from 9am to Noon to hear from the Colorado Attorneys General Office, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and Denver Labor. This training will prepare those of us who engage regularly with our communities to identify wage theft and to support workers accessing government enforcement tools. The event … Continued

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Towards Justice April Newsletter | UCHealth

Scroll down to see the Spanish version. Baja para ver la versión en español. In late February, 9NEWS broke a major story that UCHealth – one of the state’s largest healthcare providers – is suing thousands of patients every year while hiding behind third-party debt collectors, seemingly to avoid public scrutiny. Many working families, including … Continued

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Event – The Future of Work

Join Colorado Social Legislation Committee for a discussion on the protection of Colorado workers, including two bills, HB24-1129 and SB24-075, that seek to provide meaningful protections and transparency for gig workers who get work through apps. RSVP here. When: March 4 @ Noon MST

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Event on March 4 – State policies to fight child labor

In the past year, there has been an upsurge of child labor not seen in nearly a century, with teenagers as young as 13 and 14 working in meatpacking plants, car part factories, as roofers on construction sites, and more. Hosted by the NYU Wagner Labor Initiative and the Economic Policy Institute/EARN Network, and moderated … Continued

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Towards Justice February Newsletter | Amazon Update

Scroll down to see the Spanish version. Baja para ver la versión en español. Just before the New Year, we proudly stood in with our clients and other workers fighting back against Amazon for its efforts to use forced arbitration to delay justice for thousands of delivery drivers across Colorado whom, we allege, Amazon forces … Continued

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December Newsletter – Year in Review

Baja para ver la versión en español. Intro It’s been a busy year here at Towards Justice. We’ve been supporting workers across the country to challenge stay-or-pay contracts, workplace surveillance and automated management of workers, and the scourge of forced labor. Before we head into the new year, we wanted to highlight some of our … Continued

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Save the Date – Feb 2 – Lawyering for Economic Justice Summit

When: Friday, February 2, 2024 Time: 9am – 5pm Where: CU Law School What: Colorado’s 2nd Lawyering for Economic Justice Summit will be a one-day event, offering 6 CLE credits (1 ethics). It will bring together law students and legal practitioners from a range of practice areas that seek to advance economic equity and justice in Colorado.  Background … Continued

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Press Release: Pilots Reach Settlement with Frontier Airlines Over Lactation and Pregnancy Policies

DENVER – Five pilots have reached a settlement with Frontier Airlines resolving EEOC charges filed in May 2018 and a lawsuit filed in December 2019 alleging that the company discriminates against pregnant and lactating employees. As part of the settlement, which does not admit any liability, Frontier Airlines has agreed to several policy changes that … Continued

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