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Arbitration Under Attack — Not So Fast

Law360 (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Scores of activists recently descended on Capitol Hill to lobby for the so-called Arbitration Fairness Act, which would prohibit pre-dispute arbitration agreements that have long been the model for resolving employment, product and franchise claims.

One viewpoint inexplicably missing during AFA “lobbying day” comes from the long and successful record of arbitration arising under collective bargaining agreements. This track record is well-documented, and known to innumerable employers, courts, unions and employees.

This track record also happens to contradict the primary arguments being made by AFA proponents...
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