What Are Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

In terms of total labor, including those covered by both mandatory arbitration and not covered by mandatory arbitration, these estimates show that 23.1 percent of all non-unionized private sector workers subject to mandatory arbitration are subject to class action waivers, equivalent to 24.7 million U.S. workers. However, in these types of arbitration, arbitration is a voluntary agreement between the parties. The arbitration is influenced by the fact that the parties have agreed to the arbitration and, with certain limitations, may refuse to participate in the arbitration in the future. This distinguishes arbitration in general from “forced” arbitration, which is becoming more and more common. 2.