Press Release: United in Opposition to the Kroger-Albertsons Merger, Coalition of Over 100 Organizations from Across the Country Join Forces & Launch the “Stop the Merger” Website

The Stop the Merger Coalition includes national, state and local organizations from across U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2023) – Today, a coalition of 100 organizations representing diverse interests from around the country have joined forces in the “Stop the Merger” campaign, a national and state-level effort to oppose the proposed $25-billion merger of grocery … Continued

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Press Release: Worker and consumer advocates issue call for regulation of attorneys who draft the fine print

Advocates Urge COPRAC to Move Swiftly on Critical Ethics Opinion Worker and consumer rights advocates from California and across the country call on the California attorney regulation agency to act quickly to clarify that it is unethical for attorneys to encourage corporate clients to include illegal or unenforceable terms in fine-print contracts. On Friday, a … Continued

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Press Release: Federal Judge Halts Weaponized Arbitration Proceeding Involving Employer-Driver Debt

Arbitration threatened worker, a nurse from the Philippines, with tens of thousands of dollars of debt as punishment for leaving his job   On Friday, a federal judge in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction halting an arbitration proceeding brought by a healthcare staffing company called … Continued

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Press Release: Victory in Forced Labor Suit Against Lackawanna County

Court of Appeals Issues Victory to Civil Debtors Alleging Forced Labor and Wage Theft Claims Against Lackawanna County and Related Entities  Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reinstated forced labor, wage theft, and racketeering claims brought by people who were civilly detained for child support debts and who allege they … Continued

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Press Release: Telluride hotel and labor recruiter sued in lawsuit alleging wage theft and trafficking

Proposed class action filed against labor recruiter and luxury Telluride hotel alleging rampant wage theft, unlawful retaliation, labor trafficking, and breach of contract  For Immediate Release Press Contact: Natasha Viteri,, (720) 882-5142 (hablo español) Denver, Colorado — Yesterday, a group of former housekeepers at the luxury Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Colorado filed a proposed … Continued

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Class action filed alleging corporate childcare provider uses illegal non-compete

Seattle, Washington — Yesterday, a former teacher at Bright Horizons, the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care in the country, filed suit in Washington State alleging the company violates Washington’s non-compete law by requiring that families who hire Bright Horizons teachers as their childcare providers within six months of their employment with Bright Horizons pay … Continued

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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