The House just passed a bill that would restore legal rights to millions of workers and consumers. By a vote of 225-186, the House passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, to ban companies from requiring workers and consumers to resolve legal disputes in private arbitration.
Arbitration is a process with no judge, no jury, and no public accountability,in which the parties have fewer rights than in the court system. Companies routinely require arbitration as a condition of doing business. For example, you have almost surely agreed to arbitrate any disputes through your credit card agreement, your cell phone agreement, or any agreement with a for-profit college.
Under the FAIR Act, people would still be permitted to arbitrate if they chose to, but companies could no longer force them to do so.