H.R.494

To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to require the Secretary of Labor to certify a group of workers in a subdivision of a firm as eligible to apply for assistance under the trade adjustment assistance program if the subdivision is a seller of articles of the firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under such program and such sales are related to the article that was the basis for such certification.

1/14/2009--Introduced.

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to require the Secretary of Labor to certify an adversely affected secondary group of workers in a subdivision of a firm as eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) if the Secretary determines that: (1) a significant number of workers have become, or are threatened to become, totally or partially separated; (2) the workers' subdivision is a seller of articles of the firm (or another subdivision) that employed a group of workers who received a certification of TAA eligibility and such sales are related to the article that was the basis for such certification; and (3) a loss of business by the workers' subdivision with the firm (or another subdivision) contributed to the workers' separation or threat of separation.

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