Event on March 4 – State policies to fight child labor

In the past year, there has been an upsurge of child labor not seen in nearly a century, with teenagers as young as 13 and 14 working in meatpacking plants, car part factories, as roofers on construction sites, and more. Hosted by the NYU Wagner Labor Initiative and the Economic Policy Institute/EARN Network, and moderated … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice and the National Domestic Workers Alliance Call on the Department of State to Protect Au Pairs’ Basic Employment Rights

DENVER – On Friday, Towards Justice and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) submitted comments to the Department of State calling on the agency to regulate the au pair program like a work program and ensure that au pairs have access to justice when their workplace rights are violated. The comments explained that although the Department … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice Supports Wage Theft Bill In State Legislature

DENVER – This week, in collaboration with labor unions, workers, and worker organizations from across the state, Towards Justice supported Colorado House Majority Leader Monica Duran and State Representative Meg Froelich’s introduction of a new bill in the State Legislature that would allow Colorado construction workers to recover illegally stolen wages from the general contractors who … Continued

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Press Release: Tenant Files Class Action Suit Against Colorado Mega Landlord for Junk Fees

DENVER – Late Tuesday night, Nichole Collins filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Greystar, the largest apartment management company in the country, alleging that Greystar charges Colorado tenants illegal and hidden “junk fees” on top of their monthly rents, driving up already sky-high housing costs across the state in service of Greystar’s profits. Ms. Collins … Continued

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December Newsletter – Year in Review

Baja para ver la versión en español. Intro It’s been a busy year here at Towards Justice. We’ve been supporting workers across the country to challenge stay-or-pay contracts, workplace surveillance and automated management of workers, and the scourge of forced labor. Before we head into the new year, we wanted to highlight some of our … Continued

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Save the Date – Feb 2 – Lawyering for Economic Justice Summit

When: Friday, February 2, 2024 Time: 9am – 5pm Where: CU Law School What: Colorado’s 2nd Lawyering for Economic Justice Summit will be a one-day event, offering 6 CLE credits (1 ethics). It will bring together law students and legal practitioners from a range of practice areas that seek to advance economic equity and justice in Colorado.  Background … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice To Hold Press Event As Amazon Tries To Avoid Court

DENVER – This month, four Amazon delivery drivers opposed efforts by Amazon to use fine-print forced arbitration provisions to kill their lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon, one of the wealthiest and most powerful companies in the world, forces its delivery drivers to meet harsh delivery quotas, implemented through minute-by-minute workplace surveillance, … Continued

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Press Release: Pilots Reach Settlement with Frontier Airlines Over Lactation and Pregnancy Policies

DENVER – Five pilots have reached a settlement with Frontier Airlines resolving EEOC charges filed in May 2018 and a lawsuit filed in December 2019 alleging that the company discriminates against pregnant and lactating employees. As part of the settlement, which does not admit any liability, Frontier Airlines has agreed to several policy changes that … Continued

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November Newsletter | J-1 Visa Explainer

Last month, we filed a class action suit alleging that the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, CO had manipulated the J-1 intern visa program to exploit immigrant workers and lock them into low-wage work with poor working conditions. If you aren’t caught up with this story, the J-1 visa internship program is supposed to be … Continued

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October Newsletter | Stay-Or-Pay Contracts

We have new developments for you in Towards Justice’s continued fight to help workers across the country take on predatory stay-or-pay contracts — coercive contract terms that corporations exploit to keep workers trapped in their jobs and shift the costs of doing business onto workers. Following cases we’ve filed on behalf of PetsMart workers, immigrant … Continued

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