June 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: June tips help consumers avoid unethical door-to-door salespeople.
June 4, 2008
NCL’s Reid Maki, Director of Social Responsibility and Fair Labor Standards and coordinator of the Child Labor Coalition, has written to Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, calling on the Department of Labor to investigate alleged child labor violations at the Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, which was raided by federal immigration officers on May 12.
June 17, 2008
An informal survey of Washington, DC-area major television retailers conducted by NCL staff to test whether consumers inquiring about the DTV conversion were being given the right advice has turned up cause for alarm. NCL is calling on retailers to improve communications regarding the upcoming digital TV transition.
June 24, 2008
NCL will mark the 100th Anniversary of Muller vs. Oregon, the first Supreme Court decision to uphold limits on the hours women workers could be forced to toil in factories and laundries with a historic gathering of feminist scholars of the Progressive Era, labor activists, and leading gender discrimination lawyers at Georgetown Law Center. Experts gathered will also discuss the priority issues for labor and working families as Americans look toward new leadership in the White House.
July 10, 2008
One teen American is injured on the job every two minutes, and one dies from a workplace injury every five days. NCL is warning parents and teens to be smart this summer and protect themselves from workplace hazards.
July 14, 2008
NCL’s Executive Director Sally Greenberg delivered a keynote address on the rampant problem of consumer fraud to North American Consumer Protection Investigators in New Orleans.
July 29, 2008
NCL has joined with several national healthcare organizations to ask the FDA to issue a guidance for a combined and simplified document for patients when they receive their prescription drugs. In a petition filed on June 30, NCL argued for the importance of patients receiving clear, useful information in plain language with their prescription drugs.
August 4, 2008
The bill, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which now awaits the President’s signature, is an historic boon to kids’ safety, providing badly needed improvements that will help enormously in keeping kids safe.