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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2011
In letters to the Food and Drug Administration and to industry, NCL praised ConAgra/Hunt’s for modifying some of its misleading labels on tomato sauce products while criticizing Del Monte, Contadina for continuing to use deceptive product claims.
April 5, 2011
On the one-year anniversary of the tragic explosion in the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, the National Consumers League is calling upon Congress to enact the Mine Safety and Health Act.
Missouri, Maine declare ‘open season’ on young workers; NCL decries attacks on child labor protections
April 1, 2011
The organization that helped write and enact the first child labor laws in states around the country a century ago is crying foul in reaction to legislation in both Maine and Missouri to unravel hard-fought child labor protections.
Every week 2,200 children are injured or killed in nontraffic accidents. On March 23rd, 2011, NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg testified at the NHTSA hearing on new backover protection rules that would make rear-view cameras a saftey standard