Unanimous Federal Arbitration Ruling is Win for Workers
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court ruled that that the courts should first determine if an exception applies to federal arbitration law before beginning the arbitration process in labor disputes. Justice Neil Gorsuch stated regarding his written opinion in the New Prime versus Oliveira case that the Federal Arbitration Act must be interpreted as it was meant to be when it became a law in 1925. This means that even when workers employed in specific transportation fields sign a contract with an arbitration clause that they may pursue court oversight to ensure no exception exists. This is a victory for workers’ rights nationwide and against forced arbitration.
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