In February, Wells Fargo ended forced arbitration for employees with sexual harassment claims. NACA joined this letter to Wells Fargo HR head David Galloreese to urge Wells Fargo to extend this new policy to all potential claims from employees and customers.
NACA to Congress: The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act would bar forced arbitration from deciding the outcome of consumer, civil rights, employment, or antitrust violations. It would restore to harmed consumers and workers the right to choose to go to court before a judge and jury when they are financially or physically harmed. Congress should pass this bill.
The National Association of Consumer Advocates, a national nonprofit organization engaged in promoting a fair and open marketplace that forcefully protects the rights of consumers, particularly those of modest means, strongly supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act). The FAIR Act would end the unjust use of forced arbitration clauses in consumer and worker contracts. Congress should pass this bill.
NACA submits letter on behalf of organizations to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for hearing entitled “Arbitration in America.”
NACA to U.S. House Financial Services Committee: Accountability in the financial marketplace is crucial, and we remain concerned over Wells Fargo's use of restrictive contract terms, known as forced arbitration clauses, that deny its customers of their right to go before a judge and jury when they are harmed by its misconduct. It is time to end this practice.
The National Association of Consumer Advocates, a national nonprofit organization engaged in promoting a fair and open marketplace that forcefully protects the rights of consumers, particularly those of modest means, writes Congress to share our strong support of legislation that would end the corporate use of forced arbitration against consumers and workers.
This letter to Congress was updated on January 3, 2019.
NACA and Fair Arbitration Now coalition strongly supports the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, which would ensure that millions of U.S. workers will once again have their day in court to enforce protections available to them under employment and civil right laws.
One-year after tie-breaking vote in Congress that killed CFPB's arbitration rule, consumers still need their rights restored.
NACA joins with organizational partners calling on technology companies to remove forced arbitration clauses from contracts with their employees.