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NCL calls on the FDA to investigate misleading labeling on David Sunflower Seed products

July 28, 2011

NCL calls on the FDA to review the deceptive nutrition facts labeling on David Sunflower Seed products that mask the seeds' true sodium content.

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NCL denounces H.R. 2587 which would eliminate key worker protections, legalize retaliation against workers for exercising their rights

July 26, 2011

In a statement released today, the National Consumers League announced its opposition to H.R 2587, which would undermine the National Labor Relations Act's ability to protect workers from unfair labor practices.

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Consumer advocates urge USDA to declare 'big six' E. coli STECs adulterants in beef

July 14, 2011

NCL joins with STOP, CSPI, CFA, and Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention to recognize beef company’s decision to begin testing non-O157:H7 STECs.

Read more: Consumer advocates urge USDA to declare 'big six' E. coli STECs adulterants in beef

NCL statement on Senate Commerce Committee Cramming Report and recent FCC proposal to address mystery fees

July 13, 2011

Chairman Rockefeller’s report on the impact of cramming on landline phone bills confirms advocates' fears about the extent of the problem. As reported by the Federal Communications Commission, this is an issue that touches tens of millions of households, with few even aware that they are victims. In this statement from NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg, she explains how the FCC’s proposed rules to increase disclosure requirements and require free third-party billing blocking do not go far enough.

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NCL endorses Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act

July 7, 2011

Bill would bring needed transparency to market for 4G mobile broadband

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NCL statement on Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al

June 20, 2011

The Supreme Court today continued its disappointing assault on the interests of consumers and workers, as in its previous decisions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and AT&T v. Hulteen. Today, a divided Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al found that the rights of consumers and workers matter less than those of the nation’s largest corporations.

Read more: NCL statement on Supreme Court decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al

American public: Young farmworkers deserve equal protection of child labor laws

June 16, 2011

According to new consumer survey data, the vast majority of Americans do not believe that 12- and 13-year-old children should be allowed to perform arduous agricultural work for long hours in the fields, and would not allow their own children to do commercial farm work at the young ages the government currently allows.

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NCL statement on introduction of 'Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011'

June 15, 2011

The National Consumers League today released the following statement applauding Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal for the introduction of the “Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011.”

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CFA, NCL team up to educate public on avoiding fake check scams

June 14, 2011

Con artists targeting different aged victims with variations of scam; Fake Checks overall remains #1 complaint to NCL's Fraud Center

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