ICYMI: Towards Justice Calls on White House

ICYMI: Towards Justice Calls on White House, Releases Explainer Video Tackling Worker Surveillance Denver, Colorado – Worker surveillance has become one of the most pressing issues facing workers today, as corporations exploit technological advances to vastly expand their surveillance and control over workers. Earlier this month, Towards Justice called on the White House to create … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice Calls on White House to Address Worker Surveillance

Denver, Colorado – On Wednesday, Towards Justice called on the White House to create a coordinated response to corporate surveillance and automated manipulation of workers across the country. Towards Justice’s comments highlight several of its cases challenging such abuses. This includes litigation against Amazon under wage and hour and discrimination laws related to its use of workplace surveillance and … Continued

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Press Release: Former PetSmart Groomer Caught in Predatory Training Repayment Agreement Provision (TRAP) Denied Access to Justice

By Ordering Dispute Resolved Through Arbitration, Federal Judge Says PetSmart Can Use Coercive Fine Print to Avoid Accountability for TRAP Denver, Colorado — Today, BreAnn Scally, a former PetSmart groomer who brought a high-profile class action lawsuit against the giant pet retailer for using illegal training repayment agreement provisions (TRAPs), filed for leave to appeal … Continued

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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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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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