National Consumers League

NCL statement on forced arbitration and autonomous vehicles

March 23, 2018

Washington, DC--The National Consumers League applauds the Senators who signed a letter requesting information from Uber on its policy on forced arbitration clauses. This statement was attributable to Sally Greenberg, NCL executive director:

“The National Consumers League opposes the use of forced arbitration in both consumer and employment contracts. These clauses have the effect of protecting and even encouraging toxic corporate conduct by shielding companies from accountability in the event of reckless behavior or bad acts. We support legislation that bans these odious clauses and thank the Senators who have written to Uber asking for additional information on whether they intend to include such classes as they roll out autonomous vehicle technology."
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