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CLC Press Release: More progress needed to reduce child labor; Urgent action required on Uzbekistan, Domestic Workers Convention, and U.S. farmworker children

June 10, 2011

As World Day Against Child Labor on June 12 approaches, the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) is alerting the public that more than 200 million children still toil around the world, often in dangerous jobs that threaten their health, safety, and education.

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NCL: Americans deserve a strong CFPB led by a consumer champion

May 27, 2011

In a statement released today, the National Consumers League announced its intention to support Elizabeth Warren as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and called efforts to undermine CFPB authority threaten the agency’s ability to protect consumers.

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NCL, injury victims call on CPSC to mandate new national safety performance standard for table saws

May 25, 2011

With 40,000 people injured each year, and a federal safety rule that has been stalled since 2003, NCL and victims of brutal table saw injuries are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission today to take immediate, decisive steps to set a new, more protective national safety performance standard for table saws.

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NCL releases Five Most Dangerous Jobs for Teens 2011 Report

May 24, 2011

As the academic year is winding down for teens across the country, many are in search of that elusive summer job. NCL is warning teens this summer, however, against the most dangerous jobs and reminding teens and parents alike that, every day in the United States, about 400 teens are hurt on the job; every two weeks, a teen is killed at work.

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National Consumers League applauds legislative fix for the court’s anti-consumer ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion

May 18, 2011

NCL is praising the introduction of the Arbitration Fairness Act (S. 987 and H.R. 1873), which would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, and civil rights cases, and which would effectively override the Supreme Court’s recent decision in AT&T v. Concepcion.

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U.S. Surgeon General joins with NCL to launch medication adherence awareness campaign, Script Your Future

May 11, 2011

Three out of four Americans fail to take prescribed medicine as directed, putting health at risk; new national multi-stakeholder campaign encourages conversations between health care professionals, patients

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NCL calling on FTC to end deceptive 'corn sugar' ads

May 6, 2011

The National Consumers League, in a letter to the commission, is urging the Federal Trade Commission to quickly put an end to false and deceptive advertising by the Corn Refiners Association, which is currently running a series of television commercials that refer to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as “corn sugar," calling such advertising claims “false” and in violation of the FTC Act as “unfair and deceptive” advertising.

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Consumer groups stand up for Minnesota's music and sports fans

May 4, 2011

National Consumers League and Consumer Action signal support for Senate File 425, a bill to preserve the rights of live entertainment fans.

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NCL statement on Supreme Court arbitration decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion

April 28, 2011

Yesterday’s unfortunate 5-4 Supreme Court decision, which included a strong dissent by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan, will allow companies to drastically curtail the fundamental right of consumers or workers to bring a class action when there is evidence of fraud, discrimination or other illegal practices.

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Financial Literacy Month: National Consumers League challenging teens to be ‘LifeSmart’ at annual consumer education competition

April 20, 2011

Just in time for April’s Financial Literacy Month, the National Consumers League (NCL) has announced the 34 state champion teams who have earned a spot at the 2011 National LifeSmarts Championship, which will take place this year in Hollywood, CA, April 30 - May 3. LifeSmarts (www.lifesmarts.org) is NCL’s 17-year-old program that educates teens and tweens on real-world financial and consumer literacy issues.

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