Recently, the Alliance for Justice put out a short, 20-minute film called “Lost in the Fine Print.” In case you missed it on our Facebook and Twitter pages, you should watch it now.
Here’s what Public Justice had to say about it:
Narrated by former Labor Secretary and genuine American hero Robert Reich, it provides both a big picture overview of what’s unfair with forced arbitration, and three examples of the human impact of its unfairness. Unfortunately, as incredibly unfair as each of the three examples is, they are not at all uncommon stories…
As the film explores, forced arbitration is slipped by the vast majority of Americans – whether as consumers, workers, or small-business people – in ways that almost none of them will notice or recognize. The system is designed by the stronger parties to disputes – generally huge corporations – to favor them in disputes. Forced arbitration’s rapid spread has been aided by a series of 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that would never have been anticipated by the framers of our Constitution.
What can you do?
- Contact Congress and let them know you oppose forced arbitration and support the Arbitration Fairness Act.
- Attend the West Coast premiere of “Lost in the Fine Print.”
- Join the American Association for Justice.
- Sign Take Justice Back’s petition to JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, and PNC Financial to ask them to respect their customers and stop forced arbitration.
- Read Public Justice’s book on forced arbitration.
And of course, share the video with your friends, colleagues, and family.