Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAIR Act, getting one step closer to banning forced arbitration clauses that prevent everyday consumers and workers from accessing the justice system when harmed. The bill passed on a bipartisan basis.
Preserving their forced arbitration get-out-of-jail-free card is a crucial priority of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and big business. They are going to ratchet up their spending and lobbying, too. But people have caught on to big business’ schemes and aren’t willing to put up with them anymore. In the not-distant future, we will make the FAIR Act law.