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NCL calls out American Crystal Sugar Company for inconsistencies regarding worker welfare

June 6, 2012

NCL has sent a letter to the American Crystal Sugar Company expressing disappointment with the company’s prolonged lockout of 1,300 union employees, a "perpexing" action inconsistent with the company's supposed commitment to creating and maintaining American jobs.

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Sweet victory for consumer advocates: FDA denies Corn Refiners’ petition for High Fructose Corn Syrup name change

June 1, 2012
Consumer advocacy organizations today welcomed the decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reject a bid by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) to “corn sugar.”

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NCL files formal complaints with USDA about modernization act: bad news for consumers and workers

May 29, 2012
Today NCL has filed formal comments with the USDA regarding the agency’s proposed “Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection” rule, which advocates argue would be bad for consumers and workers.

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Hawaii teacher from ‘Iolani High School named 2012 LifeSmarts Coach of Year

May 17, 2012

FCCLA student from Friona, TX named Student of Year; Kansas volunteer honored as Coordinator of Year

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National medication adherence campaign marks first anniversary

May 17, 2012
Estimated 300 million Americans touched by ‘Take the Pledge’ Script Your Future campaign to raise awareness, improve health

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NCL comments submitted to Office of Surgeon General on the national medication adherence challenge

May 7, 2012

"It is important that government continue to play an active part in the improvement of adherence, as this multi-faceted issue does not have a single organization 'owning' the problem nor a single solution, thus requiring all stakeholders to come together and work collaboratively."

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BOSS ACT promises transparency for live event industry

May 4, 2012

"The average consumer has mattered far too little for far too long to the powerful interests that control the live event industry."

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Child Labor Coalition: Withdrawal of Occupational Child Safety Rules Will Risk Children’s Lives on Farms

April 30, 2012

The 28 members of the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) and the millions of Americans they represent warn that the Department of Labor’s recent withdrawal of occupational child safety rules for agriculture will needlessly endanger children who work for wages in agriculture.

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NCL: Withdrawal of Proposed Occupational Child Safety Rules for Agriculture Will Endanger Children Working on Farms

April 27, 2012

Those of us concerned with the safety and welfare of children and teens working in agriculture are deeply disappointed by the Department of Labor’s decision to pull back on its effort to protect kids on farms.

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