WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2019 – Following today’s announcement of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, or FAIR Act, by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement about this step to end the practice of forced arbitration:
“Alliance for Justice applauds the FAIR Act and this very important step to address a serious injustice that affects millions of Americans. Forced arbitration is an abusive practice that denies workers and consumers their right to a fair day in court. Instead, it corrals them into an unjust process controlled by the very party that harmed them, whether it be an employer, a lender, a nursing home, a service provider or some other entity. It’s time for forced arbitration to end.”
AFJ has fought forced arbitration for many years. Our award-winning video, “Lost in the Fine Print,” tells the stories of everyday Americans who found themselves trapped in a system that favors large and powerful companies at the expense of hardworking people. Watch the video, hosted by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, here.