CCAGW Annual Ratings

Forced Arbitration – Passage


Passage of the bill, as amended, that would prohibit the enforcement of predispute arbitration agreements that require employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights disputes to be resolved through arbitration. It would also prohibit the enforcement of predispute joint-action waivers with respect to such disputes. It would require issues regarding the applicability of the bill's provisions to a contract to be determined through federal courts, not arbitration. It would clarify that nothing in the bill would contradict any arbitration provision in a contract between an employer and a labor organization, or between labor organizations, unless the provision would waive the rights of workers to seek judicial enforcement of their rights under federal or state law.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 540
Bill Number: 
HR 1423
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 225-186 : D 223-2; R 2-183; I 0-1