Bill name: Restoring Justice for Workers Act
Bill sponsors: H.R. 2749, sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), S. 1491, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Summary: The Restoring Justice for Workers Act would prohibit arbitration agreements in employment contracts.
Background: Legislative language with the same intent of prohibiting voluntarily agreed to arbitration in employment disputes is also included in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2472/S. 1306). Separately, the PRO Act would require forced arbitration as it relates to the negotiation between an employer and labor union for a first union contract.
Bill Status: The legislation was re-introduced in the House and Senate on May 15, 2019. The following day, a hearing on the bill was held at the House Judiciary Committee. No further legislative action has been announced.