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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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NCL congratulates HSUS and Burger King on move to cage-free eggs

April 25, 2012

NCL is congratulating the Humane Society of the United States and Burger King for reaching an agreement that would phase out cages in egg production over the next five years.

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Maryland takes 2012 national LifeSmarts title

April 24, 2012

The student team from Frederick, MD was crowned national LifeSmarts champions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 24. After a tough final match against the second-place team from Jacksonville, Florida.

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Saving Children’s Lives on American Farms

April 19, 2012

Child Labor Coalition holds press conference on the proposed protections (Hazardous Orders) for children employed in agriculture.

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NCL disappointed in FDA’s voluntary approach to antibiotic reduction

April 12, 2012

"While we recognize the budgetary constraints facing the agency, we are concerned that a voluntary approach to reducing antibiotics in livestock will not be an effective mechanism for protecting public health.”

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NCL mourns passing of union leader

April 9, 2012

NCL is saddened by the passing of a tireless leader in the workers rights movement, Mark Ayers, an AFL-CIO Vice President and President of the Building and Construction Trades Department.

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Cramming fraudsters take notice: AT&T to end wireline third-party billing

March 30, 2012
NCL praises AT&T for joining Verizon in taking pro-consumer step to protect customers from fraud.

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Statement of Sally Greenberg, NCL ED, on Lean Finely Textured Beef

March 28, 2012

NCL joins the Consumer Federation of America in calling the recent announcement by Beef Products Inc. that it will suspend operations at three plants "unfortunate."

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