No-Match Rule: the Impact on Low-Wage Workers

News Conference Call to Address Concerns Regarding Reissued No-Match Rule

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from worker, civil rights and immigrant advocacy organizations will hold a news conference call tomorrow, Thursday, March 27 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time , to address the 2007 Social Security Administration (SSA) no-match rule reissued today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its impact on workers and the economy. The no-match rule issued by the DHS was already struck down by a court because of serious concerns that its full impact on workers and employers hadn't been fully explored and the reissued no-match rule only includes minor cosmetic changes that do not begin to address the court's concerns.



DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2008

TIME: 12:00 p.m. ET

CALL-IN: (866) 256-9239, Passcode: 1221159

PARTICIPANTS: Laura Reiff , Co-chair, Essential Worker Immigrant Coalition

Marielena Hincapie, Dir. of Programs, National Immigration Law Center

Ester Lopez , Dir. of Civil Rights Community Action, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Witold Skweirczynski, Pres. AFGE Council 220, National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals

Tim Bell , Exec. Dir., Chicago Workers Collaborative

Rich Stolz , Immigration Policy Coordinator, Center for Community Change

About Change to Win

Change to Win is a partnership of seven unions and six million members founded in 2005 to organize workers of the new American economy. Change to Win is committed to restoring the American Dream so that all workers have a paycheck that can support a family, affordable health care, a secure and dignified retirement, and the opportunity for the next generation to be better off. The seven affiliated unions are: Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Laborers' International Union of North America , United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and United Farm Workers of America.

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