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Advocacy group asks Senators to allow debate on Paycheck Fairness Act

April 9, 2014
Today, the Senate minority stopped the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward with a vote of 53-44, stymying the effort to get 60 votes.

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Advocates welcome executive actions on Equal Pay Day

April 8, 2014
Today NCL is applauding President Obama for signing two historic new executive actions aimed at giving women more tools to help close the wage gap.

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National Consumes League supports OSHAs proposal to protect workers from silica dust by updating ‘badly outdated’ standards

 April 4, 2014

Yesterday, Sally Greenberg testified before an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) panel on the need for better regulations to protect workers exposed to silica dust. 

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Survey: One third of American parents mistakenly link vaccines to autism

April 2, 2014

NCL survey finds Americans understand importance of vaccination but see it as personal choice, to the detriment of public health

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Federal agency issues long-delayed life-saving standard to require rear visibility for cars and SUVs

March 31, 2014
The day before a federal court hearing on the subject, a bipartisan 2008 law, the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, requiring rear visibility in vehicles was finally issued by the Department of Transportation.

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National Consumers League statement on FCC actions promoting media diversity and competition

March 31, 2014
NCL applauds two votes by the FCC to ensure consumers have access to a wide variety of voices on the nation's public airwaves.

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Fraud alert: New malware scams making April fools out of victims

March 27, 2014
In a new scam, crooks are targeting consumers and businesses with sophisticated technology that encrypts the contents of a hard drive, making it impossible to use one’s files.

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Advocates call for FTC action to address data insecurity

March 25, 2014
A coalition of consumer and privacy organizations are calling on the FTC to convene a forum examining the ongoing impact of data insecurity on America’s consumers.

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National Consumers League statement on Murthy nomination for Surgeon General

March 19, 2014
NCL is troubled that Dr. Vivek Murthy's confirmation for US Surgeon General appears to be in doubt.

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NCL commends President Obama for regs on overtime and updating other labor laws

March 14, 2014
NCL is applauding President Obama for directing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to revise and update outdated, Depression-era overtime laws and tighten the loopholes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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