By letter dated October 18, 2006, United Steelworkers Local 1527 AFL-CIO requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was signed on September 7, 2006, and was published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2006 (71 FR 55218).
The workers of Rexnord Industries, LLC, Industrial Chain and Conveyor Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on September 7, 2006.
The initial ATAA investigation determined that the skills of the subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the local area.
In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided sufficient information confirming that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not easily transferable in the local commuting area.
Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age 50 years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse.
After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that the requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm.
In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification:
All workers of Rexnord Industries, LLC, Industrial Chain and Conveyor Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 20, 2005 through September 7, 2008, are eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC, November 14, 2006.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E6-19795 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]
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