National Consumers League

Heard of the EFCA?


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If you haven't, and you are lucky enough to have a job (in this crazy economy), you might want to read this. The Employee Free Choice Act is a piece of legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007 but didn't make it through the Senate. It's expected to be re-introduced in the next Congress, the 111th, and it's recently been given a major shout-out by consumer groups including the National Consumers League. Last week, NCL and six other consumer interest groups (Public Citizen, NACA, Consumer Action, ACORN, Alliance for Justice, and Consumers for Auto Safety and Reliability) sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to support the EFCA, legislation that we believe would "strengthen consumer protections, stop predatory lending practices, and ensure that workers' hard-earned wages go to supporting their families and communities." NCL supports the EFCA because looking out for workers' rights and concerns is a central part of our founding mission of more than 100 years ago. To learn more about why we support the legislation, read the  letter to Congress here.