Denver healthcare workers allege that Denver Health prevents them from speaking out about COVID-19 and systemic racism

Denver healthcare workers allege that Denver Health prevents them from speaking out about COVID-19 and systemic racism Towards Justice supports Denver Health Workers United—a union of workers employed by Denver Health—in filing the first “qui tam” complaint under the Colorado Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Law Heroic healthcare workers on the front line of a pandemic … Continued

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Navajo Truck Drivers Seek Order Determining Coercive Contract Provisions Are Illegal And UnenforceableE: Boswinkle v. Navajo Express, Inc.

Complaint alleges that the “loser pays provision” and “class waiver” in truck drivers’ contract with Navajo Express are illegal and unenforceable. Two truck drivers are asking a Colorado court to declare that two provisions of their contract are unenforceable. The workers allege that the “class waiver” and “loser pays provision” they challenge are designed to, … Continued

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Letter to Colorado Attorney General Philip Weiser

RE: JBS’s Commission of a Public Nuisance Relating to COVID-19 Dear Attorney General Weiser, We write to urge your office to investigate the workplace safety and public health crisis that has plagued JBS USA, Inc. (“JBS”) workers and their communities in and around Greeley, Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, the federal Occupational … Continued

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Press Release: Pa. Meat Processing Workers Seek Order Forcing OSHA to Intervene to Protect Them from COVID-19 Contraction at Work

Three meat processing workers at a Dunmore, PA meat processing plant are asking a federal court to require Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to use their authority to protect workers in imminent danger of serious illness or death caused by COVID-19. The workers in this action estimate as … Continued

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Press Release: Meat Workers and Allies Nationwide File Racial Discrimination Complaint to Challenge Meat Processing Corporation Actions, Alleging Racial Discrimination in Disastrous COVID-19 Response

Administrative complaint argues that USDA must end federal support for dominant meat processing corporations disregard Black, Latino, and Asian lives and wellbeing A nationwide coalition of organizations that advocate for meat processing workers, and allied groups, today filed an administrative civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that in addition to being … Continued

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Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Food Chain Workers Alliance, et al v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al

Towards Justice along with legal partners Public Justice and Nichols Kaster filed a Title VI complaint against meat processing corporations for their alleged racially discriminatory practices. This complaint asks the Office of Civil Rights to investigate disparate impact & treatment of Black, Latino and Asian meat processing workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 1: TJ Talks – Unemployment Insurance

Watch Jesus and David discuss the ins and outs of Unemployment Insurance. Jump ahead to the question that interest you: 1:20 “What is unemployment insurance? 3:59 “What if my employer didn’t pay into the Unemployment Insurance Fund? 4:41 “What if I’ve been furloughed? Can I apply for Unemployment Insurance? 5:17 “Who qualifies for Unemployment Insurance … Continued


E-Newsletter: Protecting Essential Food Supply Workers

Protecting Essential Food Supply Workers Dear Friends, This is the first of these emails that you’ve received from me. I joined Towards Justice almost a year ago, and I’m so grateful for the chance to be a part of this team fighting for workers during this deeply challenging time. Yesterday, Towards Justice, in collaboration with Public … Continued


Protecting Supply Chain Workers during COVID-19: Rural Community Workers Alliance, et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc., et al

Working on a supply chain is an essential task during this pandemic.It is also essential that corporations engaged in the supply chain production take basic steps to protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19. Some employers are doing things right. Unfortunately, many workers in supply chain work —farmworkers, slaughterhouse workers, warehouse workers, grocery workers, … Continued

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E-Newsletter: Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19 Dear Friends, When he was imprisoned in the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed that human beings “are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” The ties of this network are more visible during the COVID-19 crisis than they have been in decades. … Continued

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