Monday, September 16 - End Forced Arbitration / Phonebanking for Wisconsin / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: End Forced Arbitration for Employees

If you were assaulted at work today, what would you do? If you found out your dark-skinned co-worker was a scapegoat for an error made by your white colleague, who would you talk to? If you found out you and everyone working your shift had been quietly shorted $75 per paycheck for the last six months, who would you talk to?

Not sure? Do you think you'd take your employer to public court? Think again. If you check your employment agreement, you might be one of the sixty million Americans forced to handle your 'dispute' through arbitration - a private Judge Judy-style setting where the 'judge' is hired by your employer and doesn't need any legal background. No trial, no jury and no public records.

Members of Congress in both the House and Senate have introduced the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (S. 610/H.R. 1423), which protects workers by preventing employers from forcing these pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and prohibits agreements and practices that interfere with the rights of individuals, workers, and small businesses to participate in a joint, class, or collective action related to an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute.

This unfair system must end. Congressional support for the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeat Act is at an all-time high with 34 co-sponsors in the Senate and 189 co-sponsors in the House. With a vote on the bill scheduled this week, the time for Congress to act is now.

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to express my support for the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, [S. 610 for Senate / H.R. 1423 for House]. Forcing employees into a private alternative to the justice system robs workers who suffer harassment, discrimination, wage theft and wrongful termination of their right to their day in court. This behavior should never be forced on an employee.

Action via 5calls.org

 

Action 2: Phonebanking for Wisconsin on Wednesday

Help our allies in Wisconsin flip the state blue in 2020! We'll be making phone calls to get volunteers for on-the-ground activities in Wisconsin. No experience necessary--we'll train you! 

Bring a laptop or tablet and your phone. Headphones are helpful as well.

When: Wednesday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Sulzer Regional Library (4455 N Lincoln Ave)
RSVP here
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Action via Indivisible Lincoln Square

 

Action 3: Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss releases a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast (ICP). It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.

The political pundits love the Democrats in Disarray narrative and the tug of war between the far left and the center left. This week, some evidence that they’re getting it all wrong. 

Indivisible Chicago’s Marj Halperin joins to debrief about the Democratic debate.

Can podcasting do for the left what talk radio has done for the right? Tom talks a little shop with fellow podcaster Kelly Pollock from Two Broads Talking Politics. Kelly is also the Director of Content for demcastusa.com

Daily Actions Editor