Congress Explores Banning Forced Arbitration
Last month, a coalition of organizations applauded and supported the reintroduction of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, a bill that would ban companies from imposing take-it-or-leave-it clauses on consumers, workers, servicemembers, and patients that would force them into secretive, binding arbitration proceedings.
The FAIR Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019. We are confident that lead sponsor, Rep. Hank Johnson, will continue to work with his colleagues in the House to pass the FAIR Act again. The FAIR Act was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
The FAN coalition will continue to work to garner public support for the FAIR Act, and work with members of Congress to prohibit forced arbitration clauses once and for all.