Press Release: New York Nursing Home Nurse Files Lawsuit to Stop Predatory Arbitration Seeking Tens of Thousands of Dollars Because He Left His Job

Date: September 16, 2022 New York Nursing Home Nurse Files Lawsuit to Stop Predatory Arbitration Seeking Tens of Thousands of Dollars Because He Left His Job Brooklyn, NY — Today, Benzor Shem Vidal, a New York nurse who immigrated from the Philippines, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Advanced Care Staffing, in federal court … Continued

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Press Release: Legal Advocates Urge End of Colorado Department of Corrections Involuntary Servitude Policy

Denver, CO –  Last week, lawyers in a pending proposed class action lawsuit against the state alleging the widespread use of coercive and cruel tactics to compel incarcerated people to work, filed a notice of supplemental authority with the trial court arguing that a recent Court of Appeals decision supports the viability of their claims … Continued

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Press Release: Groundbreaking Lawsuit against Petsmart Alleging Illegal Training Repayment Agreement

July 28, 2022 | San Mateo, CA — Today, BreAnn Scally, a former PetSmart pet groomer filed a groundbreaking class action lawsuit against the retail pet supply giant, alleging that the firm is engaged in a scheme to trap trainee pet groomers in their low-wage jobs by levying thousands of dollars in abusive and unenforceable … Continued

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Press Release: Drivers Sue to Block Uber, Lyft’s Illegal Price Fixing

Antitrust Violations Prevent Rideshare Drivers from Controlling Work, While Creating an Unfair Advantage for Rideshare Platforms MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: June 21, 2022 CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 SAN FRANCISCO – Three California rideshare drivers today filed a first-of-its-kind class action lawsuit in Superior Court of the State of California seeking to stop Uber and Lyft … Continued

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Press Release: Lawsuit Filed Challenging Polis Administration’s Alleged Violations of State Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Involuntary Servitude

DENVER, February 15, 2022 – This morning, Richard Lilgerose and Harold Mortis, who are currently incarcerated by the State of Colorado, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the state, Governor Polis, and the Department of Corrections alleging that Colorado engages in persistent and widespread violations of the state’s constitutional prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude. The … Continued

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Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Issues Groundbreaking Farmworker Safety Standards

On January 31, after Towards Justice’s advocacy in coalition with farmworkers, farmers, organizers, and advocates around the state, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment enacted safety rules that provide Colorado farmworkers with some of the strongest health and safety protections in the country. Farmworkers confront deadly working conditions that have only worsened as temperatures rise and air … Continued

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Article: Nurses Who Faced Lawsuits for Quitting Are Fighting Back

By Josh Eidelson Bloomberg News Hospitals are leaning harder than ever on underpaid contract staffers, many from the Philippines. The ones who are suing could change that. (Read the full article) A couple of years ago, Novie Dale Carmen paid $20,000 to quit her nursing job. She was less than halfway to fulfilling the three-year commitment she’d … Continued

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Know Your Rights/ Conoce Tus Derechos

When: February 7, 2022 at 6:30pm En Español Abajo Learn what you need to know about workplace rights in Colorado. Towards Justice Attorneys will address common situations and answer questions. Topics covered will include: workplace health and safety; paid and unpaid leave [FAMLI, HFWA, Sick, Covid, (not) Vacation, Etc.]; and ways to build worker power, … Continued

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Press Release: Workers Advocate for Legislation for Safer and Healthier Workplaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2022 CONTACT: Paul Westrick, 303-941-2314 Workers Advocate for Legislation for Safer and Healthier Workplaces Bill to give Colorado workers the ability to raise concerns about workplace health and safety practices without fear of retaliation DENVER, CO –Senators Pettersen and Rodriguez and Representatives Herod and Sullivan will be joined by … Continued

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Undocuhub Know Your Workers’ Rights Presentation on Zoom

Tuesday, January 25th from 6-7pm. Registration link below. This event is free and open to the public but you must register to attend. Para registrarse, por favor haga clic en uno de los vínculos debajo. Towards Justice es un bufete de abogados sin fines de lucro que representa a los trabajadores en casos y otras … Continued

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Press Release: Former Blush & Blu workers file lawsuit over rampant wage theft and race-based worker mistreatment

On Friday, three former employees of Blush & Blu, one of the few remaining lesbian bars in the country, filed a lawsuit against the prominent Denver bar. The workers allege that Blush & Blu and its owner Jody Bouffard discriminated against one of the bar’s only Black workers, habitually failed to pay its employees minimum wage, and, at times, … Continued

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