Big corporations and their five best friends on the Supreme Court have teamed up to take away your ability to seek justice for yourself and your family, fight corporate abuse of consumers and workers, and join with others to pursue equal justice under law.
The issue is forced arbitration and, whether you know it or not, you have already been victimized.
As Nan Aron explains in Huffington Post, the radical, pro-corporate majority on the Court has provided big business with a get-out-of-jail-free card: “Buried in the deliberately unintelligible fine print of countless contracts and agreements you have agreed to are requirements that when something goes wrong you may not under any circumstance go to court to seek justice or band together with other people harmed as you are. No matter how bad the harm or the nature of the injury, the only way to seek recourse is to enter into binding arbitration by yourself in a system set up by the company you believe has done you wrong.”
The Supreme Court has upheld these provisions. But now there is a way to fight back and restore what has been taken from you.
There is a bill in Congress called the Arbitration Fairness Act that will end the insidious practice of corporations forcing consumers and workers against their will to surrender their ability to seek justice in the courts.
Sign the petition and let your representatives know that rigging the system to protect corporations from the consequences of their bad behavior must stop!