Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: LEG, TRD, AVO

The U.S. Conference Of Mayors Issues Statement In Support Of Trade Adjustment Assistance



WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in support of the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization now before the U.S. House of Representatives:

U.S. Conference of Mayors

"The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly supports the reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program and encourages the House of Representatives to adopt such legislation. 

Without Congressional action the TAA will expire this fiscal year.  Passing this package now is the best opportunity to keep this important program in place for the American worker.

"TAA has long been a safeguard for workers who have been impacted by trade.  The proposed legislation provides retraining and other resources to help dislocated workers transition to other jobs.  Since its inception in 1974, TAA has assisted over 2.2 million workers.

"The proposed reauthorization would also provide eligibility for benefits not only to manufacturing, but also to service workers.  As our economy dramatically grows in the 'services' sector, we believe this extension is warranted and protective of the American worker.   Benefits would also be extended to workers affected by trade with non-foreign trade agreement (FTA) countries.

"We therefore call on the House to pass TAA reauthorization with these important modifications that reflect the current American workforce." 

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors


These press releases may also interest you

at 04:01
Exechon Enterprises L.L.C., a joint venture (JV) company comprising of U.S.-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin , United Arab Emirates (UAE) -based Injaz National and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB, has sold an XMini industrial...

at 04:00
DENVER, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Rick Culp, formerly of RE/MAX Southeast, recently made the move to RE/MAX Masters Millennium. "I am honored to work for the No. 1 single RE/MAX office in the world based on total sales volume for 2017,"...

at 04:00
Prida Tiasuwan, Chairman of Pranda Jewelry Public Co Ltd -- PRANDA Group and one of the pillars of Thailand's jewellery sector, will receive one of the highest honours in the international jewellery and gemstone industry this year -- the Lifetime...

at 04:00
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Clovity Inc. (http://www.clovity.com), leading IoT, Cloud, Big Data, Digital solution company is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick (Richard) Neafus, former Partner, Healthcare and Life...

at 03:15
LAS VEGAS, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Soft-Tex International, a major manufacturer of mattresses, pillows, bed protectors, mattress toppers and ancillary textile items for the bedroom has announced a new collection of high quality...

at 03:11
HNA Group Co Ltd (HNA Group) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) signed a letter of intent to purchase 20 arj 21 aircrafts at the 51st Farnborough International Airshow in London, the first tangible result between the two sides...




News published on 11 june 2015 at 17:25 and distributed by: