Alliance for Justice Releases “Lost in the Fine Print” – a short film.
Lost in the Fine Print (2014):
Today, the Alliance for Justice releases a short film produced by AFJ President Nan Aron and the Director of Justice Programs, Michelle Schwartz, and moderated by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. The film discusses the devastating consequences of forced arbitration in the fine print. The website where the film can be viewed provides additional materials and suggests a number of action items to take. See the write up below and the film at http://www.LostInTheFinePrint.org.
"Buried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying
when you are harmed, you can't go before an impartial jury or judge. Instead, these
forced arbitration clauses send you to a decision-maker picked by the company that
wronged you. Not surprisingly, one study found that arbitrators rule for companies
over consumers 94 percent of the time. And you're stuck with their decision because
there's no appeal. It's a rigged system that helps companies evade responsibility
for violating anti-discrimination, consumer protection, and public health laws.
Lost in the Fine Print is a new short documentary narrated by former U.S. Secretary
of Labor Robert Reich that tells the story of three everyday people who found
themselves trapped in the forced arbitration system - and the impact on their lives
and livelihoods. Lost in the Fine Print is a game-changer. It demystifies the
concept of forced arbitration and urges us to demand change. Watch the film at