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Consumers League applauds DC Council vote

December 3, 2013
NCL is applauding DC City Council for votes that would boost workers’ pay and expand their paid sick days.

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Advocates: Practice safe Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping online

November 27, 2013
As Americans return to the workplace next Monday after the long holiday weekend, advocates are reminding them to practice safe e-shopping habits in the coming weeks and year-round.

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Child Labor Coalition press release: Ban Child Labor in US Tobacco Fields

November 22, 2013
In the wake of child labor exposés by The Nation magazine last week, the Child Labor Coalition is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to immediately ban child labor in tobacco fields—something the department had proposed to do in 2011.

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National Consumers League statement on decision by major wireless carriers to cease commercial PSMS billing

November 22, 2013
NCL today applauded the agreement between 45 state Attorneys General and three major wireless carriers – AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – to end billing for commercial Premium Short Messaging Services (“PSMS”).

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Consumer group issues holiday travel advisory: Think twice before purchasing travel insurance this season

November 22, 2013
As the nation enters the beginning of the holiday travel season, and with one of the busiest travel weeks of the year just ahead, NCL is warning air travelers to think twice before making travel insurance purchases and read the policies over carefully before buying.

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National Consumers League statement on FDA determination to eliminate unapproved trans fat

November 21, 2013
Today, the National Consumers League submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its recent decision to no longer qualify partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) as safe additives in food.

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Consumer/worker group praises NLRB action regarding claims about Walmart retaliation towards workers

November 20, 2013
NCL is applauding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for authorizing the filing of complaints against Walmart for violating workers’ rights.

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National Consumers League statement on introduction of Cruise Vessel Consumer Confidence Act

November 15, 2013

A new bill would empower the Federal Maritime Commission to protect travelers purchasing cruise vacations from deceptive practices and anticompetitive practices by cruise line operators.

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National Consumers League statement on wireless device unlocking

November 15, 2013
The National Consumers League today applauded FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for calling on the wireless industry to swiftly enact pro-consumer policies regarding mobile device unlocking.

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Consumer groups call on Congress to defend country of origin labeling law in Farm Bill from efforts to weaken it

November 13, 2013
Consumer groups are calling on the Representatives and Senators responsible for finalizing the Farm Bill to dissuade them from changing the current U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.

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