Franken Amendment signed into law!

 
On Saturday, December 19, President Obama signed the spending bill — which included the Franken Amendment — into law. The Franken Amendment prohibits the award of DOD funds to any Federal contractor that forces its employees or independent contractors to submit to pre-dispute binding arbitration of Title VII and sexual-assault tort claims.

In celebrating this momentous occasion, the Fair Arbitration NOW Coalition specifically recognized NELA’s valuable contribution to the passage of the Franken Amendment. NELA Legislative & Public Policy Director Donna Lenhoff was joined by hundreds of NELA members across the country who responded to our call to action. For more information about the Franken Amendment click:
http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2009/12/obama-signs-into-law-restriction-on-arbitration-clauses.html

Happy holidays to all and thank you for Working for Change!