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June 18, 2008

Press Release: COMPANY PROSECUTION SHOWS FEAR AND CONFUSION SURROUNDING FEDERAL 'NO MATCH' CRACKDOWN

June 16th, 2008

For immediate release

Contact:
Dave Moore, Voces de la Frontera (Wisconsin), 414-218-7115
Brian Payne, Workers' Interfaith Network (Minnesota), 612-859-5750

Ashley Furniture's prosecution by the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday June 17th is no routine matter. It marks the latest chapter in a conflict over Social Security 'No Match' letters which typifies the fear and confusion sparked by proposed rules from the Bush Administration that are affecting employers and employees alike.

The NLRB complaint against the country's largest furniture retailer alleges that Ashley interfered with the rights of workers at its Arcadia, Wisconsin plant, instructing them that they could not speak to each other about procedures the company implemented on "No Match" letters and work authorizations. [No Match briefing]

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May 29, 2008

Press Release: Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5) & Congresswoman Hilda Solis (CA-32) to host Hispanic Community Health Care Forum in Minneapolis

Ellison to host Hispanic Community Health Care Forum

With Special Guest

Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA)

Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health and Environment

Member, Subcommittee on Health – Energy and Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis) will host a Hispanic Community Health Care Forum with Special Guest, Congresswoman Hilda Solis on Monday, June 2, 2008 from 6-8 P.M. at the Allina Commons, Midtown Exchange (Minnesota Room)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now more than 47 Million Americans without health insurance – up 2 Million from last year – with children making up more than a quarter of the increase.

Minnesotans are known as some of the healthiest Americans, yet even here 8.5% of our population lives without a health care safety net – that’s almost 440,000 – and the numbers are increasing. That’s 440,000 too many!

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