Sign Now: Demand Congress restore workers’ rights to seek justice in courts
Sign the petition demanding immediate action by Congress to protect the rights of working people to seek justice in the court.
Whether it’s fair pay, discrimination, or sexual harassment, forced arbitration bars workers’ access to the courts, and class and collective action waivers make it impossible for people to exercise their right to seek justice collectively—undermining the National Labor Relations Act and further eroding workers’ rights and freedoms.
This week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court―siding with businesses and the Trump administration over working people―deals a significant blow to workers’ fundamental right to join together to address workplace disputes.
Congress must act to restore this fundamental right by banning forced arbitration agreements and class and collective action waivers.
Sign the petition demanding Congress act immediately to protect the rights of over 60 million U.S. workers who are being forced to sign away their rights to join together to seek justice in the courts.
To: All Members of Congress
Between 1992 and today, the share of nonunion, private-sector workers subject to forced arbitration has increased from just 8 percent to 54 percent. That means that more than half of nonunion, private-sector workers whose legal rights are violated by their employer are not able to pursue a claim in court. This flies in the face of over 80 years of established law ensured by the National Labor Relations Act, which has guaranteed workers’ rights to stand together for “mutual aid and protection” when seeking to improve their wages and working conditions. We demand Congress act immediately to ban forced arbitration agreements and class and collective action waivers, which bar working people from joining together to seek justice in the court.