July 6, 2012
NCL is applauding a California bill requiring that, starting in 2015, any new table saw sold in the state must be designed with an “active injury mitigation system,” that would act to prevent severe injury.
June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court's landmark decision upholding The Affordable Care Act is a giant step toward the goal of providing health insurance for all Americans.
June 28, 2012
NCL will be discussing a range of issues, from consumer privacy, the explosion of fees for luggage, seats, food, pillows, etc., above and beyond ticket prices, the need for greater fare and fee transparency, added scrutiny on change and cancellation fees, contract protections for consumers in frequent flyer programs, and opening consumer access to state courts in airline suits.
June 20, 2012
NCL's Executive Director Sally Greenberg is testifying before the Consumer Product Safety Commission today during its public meeting regarding agenda and priorities for 2014.
June 18, 2012
The National Consumers League today announced its strong support for S.B. 875/A-2258, pro-consumer ticketing legislation currently pending in the New Jersey state legislature.
Consumer Action and The National Consumers League joint statement on Michigan Senate Introducing Pro-Consumer Ticketing Legislation
June 14, 2012
Going to a concert or sporting event should be an exciting occasion for consumers. Unfortunately, consumers too often walk away confused and angry from the ticket-buying experience.
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.