June 20, 2011
The Supreme Court today continued its disappointing assault on the interests of consumers and workers, as in its previous decisions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and AT&T v. Hulteen. Today, a divided Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al found that the rights of consumers and workers matter less than those of the nation’s largest corporations.
June 16, 2011
According to new consumer survey data, the vast majority of Americans do not believe that 12- and 13-year-old children should be allowed to perform arduous agricultural work for long hours in the fields, and would not allow their own children to do commercial farm work at the young ages the government currently allows.
June 15, 2011
The National Consumers League today released the following statement applauding Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal for the introduction of the “Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011.”
June 14, 2011
Con artists targeting different aged victims with variations of scam; Fake Checks overall remains #1 complaint to NCL's Fraud Center
June 14, 2011
Group says 40,000 table saw injuries each year can be ‘virtually eliminated’ with regulatory action.
CLC Press Release: More progress needed to reduce child labor; Urgent action required on Uzbekistan, Domestic Workers Convention, and U.S. farmworker children
June 10, 2011
As World Day Against Child Labor on June 12 approaches, the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) is alerting the public that more than 200 million children still toil around the world, often in dangerous jobs that threaten their health, safety, and education.
May 27, 2011
In a statement released today, the National Consumers League announced its intention to support Elizabeth Warren as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and called efforts to undermine CFPB authority threaten the agency’s ability to protect consumers.
May 25, 2011
With 40,000 people injured each year, and a federal safety rule that has been stalled since 2003, NCL and victims of brutal table saw injuries are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission today to take immediate, decisive steps to set a new, more protective national safety performance standard for table saws.
May 24, 2011
As the academic year is winding down for teens across the country, many are in search of that elusive summer job. NCL is warning teens this summer, however, against the most dangerous jobs and reminding teens and parents alike that, every day in the United States, about 400 teens are hurt on the job; every two weeks, a teen is killed at work.
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.