The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines Monday that employers can prevent their employees from banding together in class-action lawsuits by requiring them to go through individual arbitrators instead. The ruling is a "big win for businesses" and "a major blow to workers," New York's Cristian Farias tweeted. Arbitration is often less expensive for employers, and Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the "law is clear" that employers can require it. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the ruling was "egregiously wrong" and stripped workers of their right to "take concerted action for their mutual aid or protection."

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