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TAA Decision 75308


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-75,308

C.R. BARD
GLENS FALLS DIVISION
INCLUDING ON-SITE LEASED WORKERS 
FROM KEENA PEOPLE AND INTEGRATED STAFFING
QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK

	Certification Regarding Eligibility
	To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor herein 
presents the results of an investigation regarding certification of 
eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm under 
Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are satisfied if 
the following criteria are met:
I.	The first criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(1) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(1)) requires that a significant 
number or proportion of the workers in the workers' firm must 
have become totally or partially separated or be threatened 
with total or partial separation.

II.	The second criterion (set forth in Section 222(a)(2) of the 
Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a)(2)) may be satisfied if either:

(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers' firm to a 
foreign country in the production of articles or supply 
of services like or directly competitive with those 
produced/supplied by the workers' firm; OR
(i)(II)	there has been an acquisition from a foreign country 
by the workers' firm of articles/services that are like 
or directly competitive with those produced/supplied by 
the workers' firm.

III.	The third criterion requires that the shift/acquisition must 
have contributed importantly to the workers' separation or 
threat of separation.  (Set forth in Section 222(a)(2)(B)(ii) 
of the Act, 19 U.S.C. §  2272(a)(2)(B)(ii)).
  
	The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on February 15, 2011 by a state workforce office on behalf 
of workers of C.R. Bard, Inc., Glens Falls Division, Queensbury, 
New York (C.R. Bard). The workers are engaged in activities related 
to the production of diagnostic, therapeutic, and drainage 
catheters. Workers are not separately identifiable by article 
produced. The worker group includes on-site leased workers from 
Keena People and Integrated Staffing.
      The investigation revealed that workers of C.R. Bard, who are 
engaged in activities related to production of diagnostic, 
therapeutic, and drainage catheters, meet the criteria for 
certification. 
      Criterion I has been met because a significant number or 
proportion of workers in the workers' firm have become totally or 
partially separated or are threatened with total or partial 
separation.
      Criterion II has been met because there has been a shift in 
production of diagnostic and therapeutic catheters by C.R. Bard to 
Mexico.    
      Criterion III has been met because the shift in production of 
diagnostic and therapeutic catheters by C.R. Bard contributed 
importantly to worker group separations at C.R. Bard.



Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of C.R. Bard, Inc., Glens 
Falls Division, including on-site leased workers from Keena People 
and Integrated Staffing, Queensbury, New York, who are engaged in 
activities related to the production of diagnostic, therapeutic, 
and drainage catheters, meet the worker group certification 
criteria under Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a). In 
accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2273, I make 
the following certification:	
"All workers of C.R. Bard, Inc., Glens Falls Division, 
including on-site leased workers from Keena People and 
Integrated Staffing, Queensbury, New York, who became totally 
or partially separated from employment on or after February 
14, 2010, through two years from the date of certification, 
and all workers in the group threatened with total or partial 
separation from employment on the date of certification 
through two years from the date of certification, are eligible 
to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II 
 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended."
Signed in Washington, D.C., this 15th day of April, 2011


					 	
                                    /s/Elliott S. Kushner_________
                                    ELLIOTT S. KUSHNER
                                    Certifying Officer, Office of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance






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