Google Walkout meets #MeToo in a new anti-arbitration campaign


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/14/endforcedarbitration.html


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From InsideSources (sorry, won’t OneBox)…
Despite California’s New Ban, Mandatory Arbitration Reform Is Still Uncertain


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Unfortunately, given the choice of whether to violate women’s human rights or corporations’ right to arbitration, we know which one far too many American’s would pick.


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If you don’t like how they treat you, just don’t have a job!


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See those signs saying, “Time’s up tech”? I think time’s not up. I think impunity will be with us a long, long time.


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It’s not 100% clear, but it seems this campaign is only about forced arbitration in employment contracts, not contracts in general, right? I keep a watch for and routinely see forced arbitration (usually accompanied by no-class-action clauses) in all kinds of contracts, though mainly in EULAs and TOUs (terms of use). Those suck too, so here’s hoping those go away as well.


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Don’t be afraid to negotiate, folks, especially if it’s a non-employment related agreement. A contract is signed by at least 2 parties for a reason! When the day comes that they are totally unilateral and truly “forced”, then we’ll have some serious problems, bigly.


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