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house Bill H.R. 7109

Should Forced Arbitration Agreements For Employees Be Banned?

Argument in favor

Forced arbitration clauses make it harder for workers to seek justice when they experience workplace harassment, discrimination, and other misconduct. Reversing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Epic Systems v. Lewis is necessary to preserve this worker protection.

burrkitty's Opinion
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11/21/2018
These forced arbitration agreements only exists to protect the corporations from viable lawsuits against them. They prevent people from pursuing legal action when they’ve been taken advantage of by companies. They don’t protect people they protect corporate profit margins and ruthless exploitive behavior.
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Robert's Opinion
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11/21/2018
Forced arbitration deprives people of their right to a fair trial
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John's Opinion
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11/21/2018
Workers seem to have fewer and fewer protections from employer malfeasance. Workers should be allowed to join legitimate class action lawsuits against employers.
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Argument opposed

Arbitration is less costly and time-consuming than class action lawsuits, allowing all parties involved in an employment dispute to resolve the dispute quickly and efficiently. Prospective employees that don’t agree to using arbitration to settle future disputes can go work elsewhere.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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11/21/2018
???? RETAINING UNION INFLUENCE IN WORK FORCE ???? Am I wrong or is this just another means to protect and retaining, of the union influence across, the working labor force? I’m Just Curious. SneakyPete.... ??🤔?? 11*21*18.....
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Morris's Opinion
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11/21/2018
This is a contract between two entities and the federal government nor the trial lawyers have any business getting between what two people agree to.
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Bwana's Opinion
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11/21/2018
Congress has no business circumventing our justice system.
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bill Progress


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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedOctober 30th, 2018
    These forced arbitration agreements only exists to protect the corporations from viable lawsuits against them. They prevent people from pursuing legal action when they’ve been taken advantage of by companies. They don’t protect people they protect corporate profit margins and ruthless exploitive behavior.
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    ???? RETAINING UNION INFLUENCE IN WORK FORCE ???? Am I wrong or is this just another means to protect and retaining, of the union influence across, the working labor force? I’m Just Curious. SneakyPete.... ??🤔?? 11*21*18.....
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    Forced arbitration deprives people of their right to a fair trial
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    Workers seem to have fewer and fewer protections from employer malfeasance. Workers should be allowed to join legitimate class action lawsuits against employers.
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    This is just a way of an employer holding a job over someone’s head until you agree if they screw up or violate your rights then they will take the path that will cause the least harm to the employer.
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    Just another way for corporate American to take advantage of there employees
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    Yes. Human beings have rights and deserve to be protected under the Constitution. Corporations should not have rights that supersede the protections of Human beings, in which a Corporation can wield power over its subjects and inflict unethical acts and injustices on any Human being.
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    Forced arbitration agreements, especially as a requirement of employment or even purchase of products, is an unethical practice. It prevents large numbers of employees from addressing a widespread problem in a concentrated effort. While there be some attempt at good faith from the employees/customers, forced arbitration removes any show of good faith from the complainant and forces them to accept any outcome, whether positive or negative.
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    Forced Arbitration protects those who already hold the power of writing the paychecks and already control much of our country – corporations. True arbitration where everyone gets enough is a great idea, but distorted arbitration forced on employees who holds so little of the power in the situation already is the only more oppressive.
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    It would also reverse the Supreme Court’s 5-4 in Epic Systems v. Lewis, which allowed businesses and corporations to require employees to settle disputes through arbitration instead of pursuing class action lawsuits. It about time to give the people, their rights back!
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    The work place should not be treated as a war game where there are winners and losers. Workers need a level playing field especially when greed and injustice rule. Workplaces should be win win where workers are treated with respect and honor. This is why we have unions to protect the little guy from injustice. Arbitration may be ok but a class action law suit puts meat on them bones. You don't put a bandaid on a severed arm.
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    Due process can never be seen if they are forced to forfeit their right prior to becoming employed.
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    Forced arbitration agreements are only meant to give employers the upper-hand in any dispute between them and the employee. Any wrongdoing by a corporation against their employees can essentially be thrown under the rug. If these disputes are settled in court, the employer will be more likely to lose. These types of agreements should be illegal!
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    Yes forced arbitration should be banned while arbitration can indeed be a good thing employees should not be forced to sign away their rights by employers especially since the Supreme Court made them just people too these days. Let’s truly make America Great Again and stop abolishing employee rights.
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    Why would an employer have forced arbitration unless he clearly anticipates screwing over his employees?
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    Our legal system is the glue that America relies on to ensure equal justice. Forced arbitration clauses require surrendering of those protections.
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    It should be up to the complainant how they want to address their grievances with their employer. Forced arbitration robs employees of their right to fair employment practices and labor standards that are currently law within this country. Also how can the complainant be guaranteed that the arbitrator will he impartial? Why are we affording corporations more rights and benefits than our own citizens?
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    Workers rights elevated the country, bring them back.
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    Forced arbitration is a disservice to the working class. It protects the powerful while harming the weak.
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    Ban this illegitimate practice. It prevents justice.
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