Entries by Melody Merin

NCL urges Congress to improve air travel as FAA reauthorization progresses

Last week, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee advanced the five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The legislation does contain some victories for consumers, it does not contain the deep reforms of an uncompetitive industry that are sorely needed.

NCL testifies before Senate, urges stronger protections against scams

Highlighting the ongoing epidemic of fraud across the country, NCL Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud John Breyault testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to advocate for stronger consumer protections alongside Carla Sanchez-Adams, a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center.

National Consumers League sues Starbucks, alleging coffee giant deceives customers with claims of “100% ethical” coffee, tea

The National Consumers League, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, filed a lawsuit alleging that Starbucks is falsely and deceptively claiming “100% ethical” coffee and tea sourcing, detailing widespread evidence the company relies on farms and cooperatives that commit egregious labor and human rights violations. Suit charges Starbucks ignores documented history of labor, human rights abuses at supplier farms. At Brazil, Kenya, Guatemala suppliers, investigators find instances of child labor, sexual harassment, back-breaking work.

Consumer advocates seek to block Virginia’s $2 billion handout to Ted Leonsis – National Consumers League and Sports Fans Coalition launch #MonumentalDisaster campaign

The National Consumers League and Sports Fans Coalition urged the Virginia General Assembly and the Alexandria City Council to reject Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s plan to offer billions of taxpayer dollars to Monumental Sports Entertainment for the construction of a new arena for the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.