AFFIL Supports the The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009
PDF of the support letter sent to Congress by AFFIL, our Partners, and other groups
This important legislation would end the predatory practice of forcing non-union employees, consumers and franchise owners to sign away their rights to legal protections and access to the courts by making pre-dispute binding mandatory arbitration clauses unenforceable in civil rights, employment, consumer, and franchise disputes.
Corporations that place mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts with consumers, non-union employees, and franchisees, shield themselves from accountability for wrongdoing. None of the safeguards of our civil justice system are guaranteed for persons attempting to enforce their employment, consumer and civil rights in binding mandatory arbitration.