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Obama SOTU proposal to increase federal minimum wage welcome by advocates

February 13, 2013
The proposal would give low wage workers a $1.75 an hour raise by increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour by the end of 2015 and index it to the rate of inflation, for the first time in history.

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Consumer group praises FTC for crackdown on Four Loko labeling

February 13, 2013
'It is important that consumers are fully aware of how much alcohol they are consuming when they choose a beverage.'

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Consumer Groups Call on President and Congress to Pursue Strong Consumer Agenda

February 1, 2013
Groups present agenda for nine major priorities to help consumers as President’s second term, new session of Congress begin

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Script Your Future launches second annual student challenge to improve medication adherence

January 30, 2013
Today marks the launch of the 2013 Medication Adherence Team Challenge, a month-long competitive outreach project to engage student pharmacists and other health profession students, including medical and nursing students, and faculty in coming up with creative solutions to raise awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.

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Consumer group laments court ruling over constitutionality of Obama NLRB appointments

January 25, 2013
The National Consumers League (NCL) today expressed disappointment in the ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional.

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NCL expresses concern over new Apple child labor revelations

January 25, 2013
'After much criticism, it appears that Apple has finally stepped up auditing of its supply chain.'

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NCL commends DOL for new rule to strengthen mine health and safety measures

January 22, 2013
'After the Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy in 2010, when 29 miners lost their lives due to management’s brazen disregard for health and safety, as well as for the law, it is gratifying to have MSHA tighten its reigns on mine operators and hold them accountable.'

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The National Consumers League adopts historic policy in support of immigration reform

January 17, 2013
The Board of the National Consumers League (NCL), established in 1899 to seek social and economic justice for workers and consumers, has adopted for the first time in its history a policy statement in support of broad immigration reforms.

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Survey: Consumers support improved conditions for restaurant workers

January 16, 2013
'Consumers have spoken very clearly in overwhelming support for workers who serve them at dining establishments, how much they are earning, and whether they are forced to come to work when sick.'

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NCL praises departing Secretary of Labor Solis for contributions to America’s working families

January 9, 2013
Today NCL is expressing its gratitude for the service of Department of Labor Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who has resigned from her position.

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