September 4, 2008
National Consumers League’s teen consumer initiative is launching for 2008-2009 with new coaching and teaching resources and supporters for biggest year yet.
‘Wild west’ prepaid calling cards industry unregulated and preying on poor, immigrant, military consumers
September 16, 2008
NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a pro-consumer bill to increase protections.
September 23, 2008
NCL’s Sally Greenberg testified at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, arguing that much more can and must be done to better protect our young people from the hazards and dangers they confront in the workplace.
September 25, 2008
John Breyault, formerly of Amplify Public Affairs (APA) in Washington, DC, has joined the staff of the National Consumers League, where he has been named Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud.
September 26, 2008
NCL praised the House of Representatives for taking action to protect consumers from the deceptive practices of prepaid calling card companies but expressed concerns related to the bill’s shortcomings in preventing some of the most egregious anti-consumer practices related to these cards.
September 2, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: September tips help consumers avoid falling victim to pretexting.
2008 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Ehrenreich, Blumenthal for careers in service
September 30, 2008
Bringing together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries, NCL will honor author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal with its highest honor, the 2008 Trumpeter Award, this week on Capitol Hill.
October 1, 2008
For some conditions and treatments, it may make good financial or medical sense to swap out one prescription for another. But, as consumers reported in NCL’s survey, they are very interested in being a part of this process, to know their doctor is aware and supportive of the switch, and to feel confident that their health and treatment – not financial incentives – are top priority.
October 29, 2008
In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, NCL is cautioning consumers about computer-based scams threatening their bank accounts and other sensitive personal information.