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Towards Justice invites You to Just Wages!

Come hang with us to celebrate a year of victories for workers who continue to fight for more power and fairer treatment, even in the face of tremendous fear. There will be food, drink, entertainment, and of course, our annual celebration of two Wage Justice Champions for their tremendous achievements fighting for justice for workers.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Wage Justice Champions! 

Each year, Towards Justice recognizes extraordinary leadership in the fight for workplace justice with two Wage Justice Champion Awards.  This year, we recognize Jenifer Rodriguez, managing attorney of Colorado Legal Service’s Migrant Farmworker Division (MFWD) and Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty.  Read the press releases here and here for more information on our Champions. Please join us at Just Wages to help us celebrate these tremendous leaders.

When: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Where: Space Annex Gallery (95 S. Cherokee Street, Denver)
Time: Doors @ 5:30; Programming @ 6:30

Parking: Free parking after 5:30pm in the Bayaud Enterprises Lot (333 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver) next to the Space Annex Gallery.  Follow the parking signs when you arrive.

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Former Detainees Challenge Forced Labor Practices

December 3, 2019: Yesterday, three former civil detainees of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania filed a proposed class action complaint alleging that the County, the private company that owns and operates the Lackawanna County Recycling Center, and other private and public defendants forced hundreds of child support debtors in Lackawanna County to work at the Recycling Center for $5.00 per day under atrocious conditions. The Plaintiffs are represented by Towards Justice, along with its co-counsel Community Justice Project (“CJP”) and Handley Farah & Anderson (“HFA”).  Read the press release here.

Mid-Level Attorney Opportunity at Towards Justice

Towards Justice seeks a mid-level attorney to join our team in Denver and expand our capacity to empower low-wage workers to navigate rapidly changing employment relationships, avoid forced arbitration, combat collusion, escape forced labor, and recover stolen wages. The successful candidate will have experience in complex litigation efforts and can expect to engage in fact investigations, spot issues, develop creative legal strategies, and manage positive client and co-counsel relationships. The ideal candidate would have three to seven years of experience litigating complex civil actions in federal court, a passion for serving low-wage and immigrant workers, the ability to work independently, and the ability to think strategically and creatively about law and policy. Spanish language capacity and experience working with marginalized communities are preferred.

Click Here for the Full Job Description

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Worker Roundtable on Colorado Minimum Wage Order

Join workers, advocates, and community members for a night of discussion and story sharing as we encourage the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to edit and improve the Wage Order and protect all Colorado workers.

Today in Colorado, many workers can go entire workdays without being guaranteed a legal break. Managers in all industries can legally be worked well over 60-70 hours a week without being paid overtime. Depending on what industry you work in, some workers like agriculture workers on small farms, are not entitled to receive the state minimum wage.

Right now, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is considering changes to the Colorado Minimum Wage Order (“Wage Order”) that could address many of the gaps in worker protections. We believe ALL workers like construction, agriculture, and managers in fast-food restaurants, retail stores, and non-profits deserve workplace protections.

Food and childcare will be provided.

Location: LiUNA Local 720, 875 Elati Street Denver, CO 80204 United States

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