February 11, 2021 — Letter

The undersigned organizations strongly support the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. The legislation would ensure that workers, consumers, servicemembers, nursing home residents, ordinary investors, and small businesses harmed by bad actors will be able to bring valid claims in court, and would not be forced into private, secretive, corporate-controlled arbitration systems required by nonnegotiable contracts. The FAIR Act would cover cases involving consumer, civil rights,
employment, or antitrust violations, and would ensure that harmed individuals in these cases can enforce related federal and state protections.

During this period in the midst of a pandemic when working families have become even more vulnerable to deception, fraud, abuse, and discrimination, it is even more critical that Congress restores and upholds every person’s ability to seek relief when harmed.