July 10, 2008
One teen American is injured on the job every two minutes, and one dies from a workplace injury every five days. NCL is warning parents and teens to be smart this summer and protect themselves from workplace hazards.
July 14, 2008
NCL’s Executive Director Sally Greenberg delivered a keynote address on the rampant problem of consumer fraud to North American Consumer Protection Investigators in New Orleans.
July 29, 2008
NCL has joined with several national healthcare organizations to ask the FDA to issue a guidance for a combined and simplified document for patients when they receive their prescription drugs. In a petition filed on June 30, NCL argued for the importance of patients receiving clear, useful information in plain language with their prescription drugs.
August 4, 2008
The bill, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which now awaits the President’s signature, is an historic boon to kids’ safety, providing badly needed improvements that will help enormously in keeping kids safe.
September 4, 2008
National Consumers League’s teen consumer initiative is launching for 2008-2009 with new coaching and teaching resources and supporters for biggest year yet.
‘Wild west’ prepaid calling cards industry unregulated and preying on poor, immigrant, military consumers
September 16, 2008
NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a pro-consumer bill to increase protections.
September 23, 2008
NCL’s Sally Greenberg testified at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, arguing that much more can and must be done to better protect our young people from the hazards and dangers they confront in the workplace.
September 25, 2008
John Breyault, formerly of Amplify Public Affairs (APA) in Washington, DC, has joined the staff of the National Consumers League, where he has been named Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud.
September 26, 2008
NCL praised the House of Representatives for taking action to protect consumers from the deceptive practices of prepaid calling card companies but expressed concerns related to the bill’s shortcomings in preventing some of the most egregious anti-consumer practices related to these cards.