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Tomorrow: Reps. Nadler, Johnson, Cicilline, Scott & Sen. Blumenthal to Introduce Legislation to Keep Courthouse Doors Open to Consumers, Workers

Press conference will feature former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson, Google employees, Chipotle workers, and other Americans whose access to justice has been curtailed by forced arbitration

Washington, DC, February 27, 2019
Tags: Antitrust

On Thursday, February 28 at 11:30 am, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), House Judiciary Subcommittee Chairs Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI), and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will announce the introduction of a package of bills to end the use of forced arbitration in consumer, antitrust, employment, and civil rights disputes. The legislation would greatly restore Americans’ rights to seek justice through the courts.

The Members will be joined by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson; organizers of the Google walkout who pushed their employer to end a policy that silenced victims of sexual harassment and discrimination; Chipotle employees who were reportedly made to work hours off the clock without pay and then forced into arbitration to recoup their stolen wages; and other Americans who have been blocked from seeking justice.

WHO:             U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA), House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson, American Association for Justice, Public Citizen and victims of arbitration rulings.           

WHAT:           Members of Congress introduce legislation package to end forced arbitration.

WHEN:          Thursday, February 28, 11:30 AM

WHERE:       H-137

U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C.

Camera crews wishing to cover must be congressionally credentialed with the House Radio-TV Gallery (202) 225-5214.