An amendment filed in the U.S. Senate to amend a House-passed trade bill has passed in the House. The amendment offered by Senators Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey and Max Baucus would extend Trade Adjustment Assistance until 2013. TAA ensures that workers who lose their jobs and financial security as a result of globalization have an opportunity to transition to new jobs and emerging sectors of the economy.
Brown says – it’s time to put American jobs and American workers first—and this extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance is long overdue. TAA will help workers across America; get back on their feet and access retraining for new jobs when their jobs are shipped abroad.