Press Release: Colorado Worker Group Intervenes to Oppose Constitutional Challenge to State’s Workers’ Rights Statute

On Monday, November 7, Colorado Legal Services and an anonymous farmworker filed a motion to intervene in order to defend the constitutionality of a Colorado statute that provides access to vital protections and services for farmworkers, particularly those who live and work in rural communities. Colorado Legal Services is represented by Public Justice, Towards Justice, … Continued

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Press Release: Involuntary servitude claims against Polis Administration allowed to proceed

Denver, Colorado – Yesterday, people currently incarcerated in Colorado won a major legal battle when a Denver District Court judge refused to dismiss a legal challenge that alleges Governor Polis and the Department of Corrections illegally coerces labor from people who are incarcerated in the state. In 2018, through the passage of Amendment A, Colorado … Continued

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Press Release:  Immigration detainees win federal court victory in long-running lawsuit against GEO Group

 Immigration detainees win federal court victory in long-running lawsuit against GEO Group Yesterday, a class of thousands of former immigration detainees won a path-breaking victory in federal court in their long-running lawsuit against the GEO Group—the private corporation that runs the Aurora, Colorado ICE detention facility. The plaintiffs allege that GEO forced them to clean … Continued

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Press Release: Plaintiffs in Palmer V. Amazon revive safety claims in Second Circuit Victory

For Immediate Release Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals revived Amazon workers’ COVID-19 safety claims at its JFK8 facility in Staten Island. Derrick Palmer, a plaintiff in the case, released the following statement: “I’m thrilled the Court agreed that I and other Amazon workers in New York have the right to demand basic workplace … Continued

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2022 Wage Justice Champions

Towards Justice recognizes extraordinary leadership in the fight for economic equity with two Wage Justice Champion Awards. This year we recognize labor leader and organizer, Sandra Parker Murray, and Executive Director of Denver Labor Jeffery Garcia. Join us at Just Wages on October 27 to celebrate our award winners and all our partners’ important contributions to our … Continued

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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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Know Your Rights!

Learn what you need to know about workplace rights in Colorado. In this free online class, we will address common situations and answer questions. Listen and participate in English or Spanish. Topics include wage theft, workplace discrimination, and ways employers make it harder to leave your job. Sponsored by Towards Justice, Alpine Legal Services, Garfield … Continued

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Damages In Class Actions Consumer Protection Act

Last week, Governor Polis signed the Damages In Class Actions Consumer Protection Act bill into law. This law will allow Colorado’s consumers, workers, small businesses, and so many others who are harmed by fraud and unfair practices to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable through class actions. Class actions are essential tools for protecting our communities. They allow those … Continued

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Press Release: Farmworker Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Overtime Pay Standards Rule on Cesar Chavez day

Denver, CO – Today, on Cesar Chavez day, a holiday that celebrates the life of a civil rights activist who worked endlessly for the rights of agricultural workers, Colorado Jobs with Justice, a coalition of labor, community, faith, and student organizations that unites to advance workers’ rights and economic, racial and gender justice, and Patricia … Continued

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