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NCL commends UMWA for historic settlement

October 11, 2013
NCL congratulates its allies at the United Mine Workers of America, who have reached a global settlement with Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal.

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NCL’s Greenberg to be honored by Frances Perkins Center

October 3, 2013

The Maine-based Frances Perkins Center, an organization that carries on the legacy of Frances Perkins, principal architect of the New Deal and first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet, will honor NCL's Sally Greenberg this week at its annual awards ceremony in Portland, Maine.

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NCL statement on the US government shutdown

October 1, 2013
We are deeply disappointed about the inability of the government to resolve conflicts and keep the doors of our federal agencies open for business.

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Senators Harkin, Rockefeller, FCC’s Clyburn to be honored with prestigious advocacy awards in Washington

September 27, 2013
NCL will honor Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman of the FCC, with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, on Tuesday, October 1, in Washington, DC. Other honorees will include Senators Tom Harkin and Jay Rockefeller.

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LifeSmarts, UL bring Safety Smart® initiative to high school student leaders

September 24, 2013
NCL is announcing a major expansion to its LifeSmarts program: a new opportunity for high school students to conduct service learning programs in their communities as the result of a partnership with the global safety science company UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

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Interagency action an important step to protect health insurance marketplace users from scam artists

September 18, 2013
NCL today applauded the announcement of a new interagency initiative to fight back against scam artists looking to take advantage of the launch of the new health insurance marketplaces.

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Advocacy group laments DC City Council’s failure to revive ‘Livable Wage Act’

September 17, 2013

The DC City Council, today, failed to obtain the votes necessary to override Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act, a defeat for low-wage DC workers.

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Consumer/Worker group heralds new DC Paid Sick Days law

September 17, 2013

NCL today is praising the introduction of new local legislation in Washington, DC—the Earned Sick And Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013—that would expand the requirement for employers to provide their workers with current paid sick days policies to apply to most tipped workers.

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