Thursday, April 17, 2008

Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

CbcfYesterday afternoon, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held a forum, entitled, "Civil Rights as a Bargained for Exchange: Mandatory Arbitration of Contracts of Employment." From the announcement:

With the introduction of the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007,(H.R. 3010 [and S.1782]) by Senator Russell Feingold and Congressman Hank Johnson, the 110th Congress has taken a firm stand for the fundamental civil rights of American workers. In light of this progressive legislation, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will be presenting a policy issue forum to refocus attention on the significant issues raised by mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts of employment.

Speakers include:

* Congressman John Conyers, Chair, House Judiciary Committee
* Congressman Hank Johnson, House Sponsor H.R. 3010
* Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Chair, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, House Judiciary
* Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chair, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, House Judiciary
* Congressman Keith Ellison
* Professor e. christi cunningham, Howard University School of Law
* Professor Michael Selmi, The George Washington University Law School
* Michael Foreman, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights
* David Arkush, Public Citizen (Director, Washington Watch)

Hat tip: Wendy Green

The House and Senate Judiciary Committees held hearings on this legislation late last year, if you're interested in more information.


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