Pre-Rulemaking Comments on Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS)

Towards Justice regularly engages with the community, workers, and regulators to advance, expand and clarify worker protections. Just this week, Towards Justice provided comments describing ways that our state’s wage and hour law could be clarified through regulation. In particular, Towards Justice encouraged the CDLE to revise wage and hour law to ensure that all … Continued

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Amazon Worker alleges company violated Colorado’s Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENVER, May 7, 2021 – Former Amazon warehouse worker Linda Rodriguez filed a complaint against Amazon today with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) alleging that the company fired her in 2020 because she repeatedly raised concerns about Amazon policies and practices that were putting warehouse workers at Amazon’s DEN3 … Continued

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Uber Named in First Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Discrimination Against Drivers with Criminal History and Violations of the Fair Chance Act and Fair Credit Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Uber Named in First Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Discrimination Against Drivers with Criminal History and Violations of the Fair Chance Act and Fair Credit Laws NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 – Uber has abruptly terminated and failed to hire thousands of workers in New York City due to their criminal history, a … Continued

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STATEMENT OF THE COLORADO FARMWORKERS’ RIGHTS COALITION

Denver, ColoradoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInformación abajo en español STATEMENT OF THE COLORADO FARMWORKERS’ RIGHTS COALITION Denver, CO:  Last week, Senator Jessie Danielson introduced Senate Bill 21-087, the Agricultural Workers’ Rights Bill, into the Colorado Senate. The Bill will be sponsored by Representatives Karen McCormick and Yadira Caraveo in the House.  For almost a century, agricultural workers … Continued

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Joint Statement

Towards Justice and Nichols Kaster PLLP issue the following statement, which the Regional Transportation District in Denver (RTD) has already issued. Towards Justice and Nichols Kaster PLLP represented the former applicant in the matter described. Joint Statement RTD has resolved a complaint raised by a former applicant for employment as an RTD bus driver. The … Continued

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Denver healthcare workers allege that Denver Health prevents them from speaking out about COVID-19 and systemic racism

Denver healthcare workers allege that Denver Health prevents them from speaking out about COVID-19 and systemic racism Towards Justice supports Denver Health Workers United—a union of workers employed by Denver Health—in filing the first “qui tam” complaint under the Colorado Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Law Heroic healthcare workers on the front line of a pandemic … Continued

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Navajo Truck Drivers Seek Order Determining Coercive Contract Provisions Are Illegal And UnenforceableE: Boswinkle v. Navajo Express, Inc.

Complaint alleges that the “loser pays provision” and “class waiver” in truck drivers’ contract with Navajo Express are illegal and unenforceable. Two truck drivers are asking a Colorado court to declare that two provisions of their contract are unenforceable. The workers allege that the “class waiver” and “loser pays provision” they challenge are designed to, … Continued

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Letter to Colorado Attorney General Philip Weiser

RE: JBS’s Commission of a Public Nuisance Relating to COVID-19 Dear Attorney General Weiser, We write to urge your office to investigate the workplace safety and public health crisis that has plagued JBS USA, Inc. (“JBS”) workers and their communities in and around Greeley, Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, the federal Occupational … Continued

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Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Food Chain Workers Alliance, et al v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al

Towards Justice along with legal partners Public Justice and Nichols Kaster filed a Title VI complaint against meat processing corporations for their alleged racially discriminatory practices. This complaint asks the Office of Civil Rights to investigate disparate impact & treatment of Black, Latino and Asian meat processing workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Protecting Supply Chain Workers during COVID-19: Rural Community Workers Alliance, et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc., et al

Working on a supply chain is an essential task during this pandemic.It is also essential that corporations engaged in the supply chain production take basic steps to protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19. Some employers are doing things right. Unfortunately, many workers in supply chain work —farmworkers, slaughterhouse workers, warehouse workers, grocery workers, … Continued

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CALIFORNIA MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING WORKER SEEKS PENALTIES AGAINST AMWAY: Orage v. Amway Corp. et al.

In a complaint filed in California state court, a former Independent Business Owner (“IBO”) alleges that Amway failed to pay him and other workers minimum wages, provide them with the tools needed to do their job, and maintain appropriate employment records. The plaintiff seeks civil penalties on behalf of himself and other California workers under … Continued

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FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CHALLENGE FAILURE TO ACCOMMODATE PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING PARENTS: Hodgkins, et. al v. Frontier Airlines, Inc.

Complaint alleges that Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate pregnant and breastfeeding flight attendants. Plaintiffs seek damages and policy changes. Four flight attendants are suing Frontier Airlines for discriminating against pregnant and nursing flight attendants. They allege that Frontier subjected them to risk of disciplinary action for necessary pregnancy-related absences and eventually forced them onto unpaid … Continued

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