Press Release: Amazon Delivery Drivers Sue Employer for Labor Violations, Discriminatory Practices In Not Providing Bathroom Breaks

Three Amazon delivery drivers in Colorado file a class action suit against Amazon for its failure to provide adequate bathroom breaks, demanding policy changes  DENVER, COLO.  – Yesterday, three Amazon delivery drivers filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the e-commerce giant alleging Amazon delivery drivers across Colorado are denied reasonable access to the bathroom, … Continued

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Press Release: Fort Collins Fails to Adopt a Local Minimum Wage

Workers Build Power in Face of City Council Vote Fort Collins, CO: Tuesday night, after hearing from a broad coalition of workers and workers’ rights organizations, the Fort Collins City Council voted 3-4 against adopting a local minimum wage that would have moderately increased wages for the City’s lowest paid workers. Before voting “no,” many City … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice Receives Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Award For Consumer Protection 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Seligman Denver – The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Colorado’s largest specialty bar association, awarded Towards Justice with its annual Consumer Protection Award last week, recognizing the organization’s important advocacy helping people and communities fight abuses of corporate power.  Our clients and the communities that we serve don’t care if … Continued

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Press Release: “Unconscionable” Debt-for-Training Scheme Funnels Low-Wage Tech Workers to Fortune 500 Companies; Groundbreaking Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks to Void Training Repayment Agreement Provisions

New Lawsuit: Tech Training Bootcamp Smoothstack Engineered Modern-Day Indentured Servitude, Using TRAPs to Let Public Companies Like Accenture, Verizon, and CapitalOne Exploit IT Workers  April 14, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, a former employee filed a class-action lawsuit against a tech-training and employee-staffing agency, Smoothstack, Inc. (Smoothstack). This new lawsuit alleges that Smoothstack … Continued

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Press Release: Proposed Class of Sheepherders Vindicated in Suit Against Western Range Association

Last week, a federal district court in the District of Nevada ruled in favor of a proposed class of migrant sheepherders who allege that an association of sheep ranches has colluded to suppress their wages and restrict their ability to seek out jobs where they would receive better treatment. The order is a major victory … Continued

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Workers and Faith and Civic Leaders Participated in Colorado’s 2nd Annual Interfaith Labor Seder

This year’s Honorees were Amie Baca-Oehlert, President of the Colorado Education Association & David Seligman, Executive Director of Towards Justice, for their Work as Local Champions of the Labor Movement  DENVER – Tonight, March 20th, at Colorado’s 2nd Annual Interfaith Labor Seder, local workers and leaders came together for the event to weave in the stories … Continued

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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, natasha@towardsjustice.org, (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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