June 7, 2012
With the school year winding down, many teenagers are in search of that increasingly hard-to-find summer job. The nation’s oldest consumer organization is warning teens and their parents to exercise caution in choosing summer jobs: every day in the United States about 400 teens are hurt on the job; every eleven days, a teen is killed at work.
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.
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.”
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.
May 17, 2012
FCCLA student from Friona, TX named Student of Year; Kansas volunteer honored as Coordinator of Year
May 17, 2012
Estimated 300 million Americans touched by ‘Take the Pledge’ Script Your Future campaign to raise awareness, improve health
Consumer group asks FDA to halt 'misleading' nutrition ratings in grocery stores based on 'secretive' NuVal scoring system
May 10, 2012
Agency urged to set industry-wide standards for scores and symbols used on supermarket shelves and fronts of food packages.
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."
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."
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.