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Displaced Workers and Their Search for Support in a Broken Bureaucracy

By Steven D. Schwinn

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) offers workers and farmers various benefits to support them through periods of trade-induced job displacement. Obtaining TAA begins with filing a petition with the appropriate government office. After that point many petitioners are met with the mismanagement that permeates TAA programs. Displaced workers must have access to counsel to help them navigate the programs and litigate on their behalf if necessary.

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