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the impact of these programs on human beings and the towns in which they live has not been taken. * In Tazewell, Va., where 1,000 jobs of steelworkers once existed, there are now 34 jobs in a minibolt plant. The horror story of Chicopee, Mass., where an IBEW local in general instruments electronics which had more than 2,000 workers in 1967 had dwindled to 200 in 1972—with adjustment assistance. In 1977, there are 35 workers there. They reprocess returns, they say. The cost in benefits was $4 million. The jobs are gone. - na-Workers want jobs—good jobs. They do not want to pay for the export of jobs and then face the bureaucratic nightmare of the current method of adjustment assistance. American industry has had a similar set of frustrations with adjustment assistance—with one serious difference. American industry has been encouraged by these policies to move abroad. As with the worker cases, adjustment assistance that has been recommended for small business operations, such as mushrooms, has often been frustrating and ridiculous. Congressman James Burke has been critical not only of the experience with adjustment assistance for the nonrubber-footwear industry, but also with the GAO report about the industry. Administrative delays and burdensome requirements followed the same pattern as worker assistance, he said: |-On paper the program couldn't sound better—technical assistance, loans, financial assistance; it's all sealed, and delivered, and expedited to boot, but finding a firm that has benefited by all this Government largess is like trying to find the proverbial “needle in the haystack.” In nonrubber footwear, only 25 firms had applied and 16 had been certified, and only 4 had received any aid at all. That was under the “expedited” assistance from President Ford when Commerce had predicted that 200 firms would apply and at least 150 would be eligible. Now they are talking “super” adjustment assistance—but it sounds like the same shell game. Community assistance has had an even worse experience—a total flop. Only after the United States is fully employed could such a program work. The Congress must ask itself whether it is now time to grant to American industry and workers what is granted in the trade law and other law to American agriculture: that industry receives effective help from Government plus protection from imports where they undercut domestic production. Thus, the quotas on farm products and targeted price supports are properly recognized as necessary parts of Government §. The Trade Act protects these agricultural industries from being undercut. American workers deserve at least the same treatment. That is our formal statement, Mr. Chairman. [Attachments to the statement follow:]
Status Number workers
1. Petitions certified. 188,929
2. Petitions denied-- 646 242,340
3. Petitions in proces 362 35,859
4. Withdrawals- 29 6,389
5. Terminations- 57 5,963
Total.-- 1,683 479,480 -Revisions 0
1 Workers not estimated for revisions.
o TABLE 2.-STATE DISTRIBUTION OF WORKER PETITIONS, APR. 3, 1975-FEB. 28, 1977
1 Includes multi-State certifications.
13, 350W MO 64
APPENDIX Ib TABLE 3.-WORKER PETITIONS BY STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION, APR. 3, 1975-FEB. 28, 1977
Estimated number of
Petitions workers Petitions workers 02-Agricultural production-livestock.. 10-Metal mining..
foto 10 30
4 14-Mining and quarrying of nonmetallic minerals.
dhe 3 903 20—Food and kindred products..
42 TIFON 351 tutta 5ta 20 21-Tobacco manufacturers..
tida i a630 22—Textile mill products.
19 23—Apparel and other finished products made from OHLI
1,911 fabrics and similar materials.
1930d 38, 873M 141 24—Lumber and wood products, except furniture..
456 0901 Two 75 25—Furniture and fixtures.. 28—Chemicals and allied products.
- sie wolf 1,541 -Petroleum refinish and related industries.
32 loto3, 461 30—Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products. 31-Leather and leather products.
bari,10I 1,967 19 12 11,247
17, 2322 h 59 5.834 34–Fabricated metal products, except machinery and
13, 946 transportation equipment
20 35-Machinery, except electrical
19 36-Electrical and electronic machinery equipment and SAINTI.
10, 700 supplies...
52 25, 282
59 34, 870 37—Transportation equipment.. 38—Measuring, analyzing, and controlling instruments
35red 50, 9420 90 84 U 114,920
400 39-Miscellaneous manufacturing industry.
20 42-Local trucking without storage...
...... om SED“: 65
2,393 45—Transportation by air...
On) y 691 47–Transportation services. 53-General merchandise stores. INTE 540
274 89—Miscellaneous services...
CO24 Tod 200 Total...
589 188, 929
Source: ILAB/OTAA. Prepared by Secretariat Staft.
Rohr Industries, Inc., Riverside.
International Silver Co., Meriden.
Brown Shoe Co., Murphysboro. Brown Shoe Co., Sullivan. Ludlow Typograph Co., Chicago. Motorola Inc., Quincy, Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Rock Island. The Lamson and Session Co., Chicago. go Harper, Div. of International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., Morton rowe. U.S. Steel Corp., Waukegan. Indiana
The U.S. Shoe Corp., Crothersville.
Jay Garment Company, Portland.
Arthur Winer, Inc., Gary.
Fairchild Glove Company, Fairfield.
Thermatomic Carbon Co., Sterlington.
A. Brash and Sons Inc., Baltimore.
Cliftex Corporation, New Bedford.