Congress in January may reduce consumer & worker rights


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This holiday season, tell Congress: Protect Workers and Consumers, Not Wall Street Corporations!  Take Action Now!

When the House of Representatives returns to Washington on January 5, one of the first items of business will be to demonstrate the lengths to which House leadership will go to offer corporate bailouts at the expense of consumers and workers.

Two completely different issues are being bundled into a single bill, H.R. 1927, the so-called “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015.”; The first section of the bill would all but prevent consumers from banding together in class action lawsuits against companies that have cheated them by prohibiting a court from certifying a class action unless all class members have suffered the same “type and scope” of injury as the named class representative or representatives. The second section of the bill would target individuals suffering from asbestos exposure who are seeking compensation through the asbestos trust system, requiring public disclosure on the Internet of sensitive personal information, including their names, work history, and likely a portion of their Social Security number.

But what both sections do accomplish is more bailouts for companies looking to avoid accountability when they’ve harmed consumers and who have knowingly exposed workers to asbestos.

Please take a moment to contact your representative in Congress and let him or her know that you don’t want more corporate bailouts, you want more protections for workers dying from asbestos exposure and consumers cheated by big businesses! Take Action

 

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