Western Union Financial Services, Inc. Bridgeton, MO; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration, 40390-40391 [E8-15864]

Download as PDF 40390 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued [TAA petitions instituted between 6/23/08 and 6/27/08] Subject firm (petitioners) Location Varian Semiconductor Equipment (Comp) ................................. Actuant Power Packer (State) .................................................... Dicon Fiber Optics, Inc. (State) .................................................. NxStage Medical, Inc. (Comp) .................................................... Black Dot/CAPS Group Acquisition (Wkrs) ................................ EPCO LLC (Wkrs) ...................................................................... SAF Holland, Inc. (Comp) ........................................................... Hermle Uhren GHBH and Co. (Wkrs) ........................................ Delfingen US, Inc. (Comp) .......................................................... General Fibers and Fabrics, Inc. 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Bridgeton, MO; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated May 15, 2008, the petitioner requested administrative reconsideration of the Department’s negative determination regarding eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The denial notice was signed on April 10, 2008 and published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2008 (73 FR 21992). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 The request for reconsideration also includes workers of Western Union Financial Services, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri. The initial petition and consequent determination did not include workers of the above mentioned location. If the petitioner wishes the Department to consider TAA eligibility for workers of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. in St. Charles, Missouri, a new petition applicable to these workers should be filed. Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis-interpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution Date of petition The negative TAA determination issued by the Department for workers of Western Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri was based on the finding that the worker group does not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation revealed that workers of the subject firm are engaged in call center services. The investigation further revealed that no production of article(s) occurred within the firm or appropriate subdivision within the Western Union Financial Services, Inc. during the relevant time period. The petitioner in the request for reconsideration contends that the Department erred in its interpretation of the work performed by the workers of the subject firm. The petitioner states that the workers of the subject firm ‘‘are customer service representatives picking up telephone calls from customers wishing to send money orders to recipients either in the United States or overseas’’. The petitioner also states that ‘‘the article produced domestically in this case is the money order’’ generated E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices after obtaining various financial information about customer’s credit history. The petitioner alleges that the money order, ‘‘consisting of tangible cash at the receiving end of the order’’ is a product just as ‘‘an article or piece of clothing’’, therefore, workers of the subject firm should be considered as engaged in production of articles. The investigation revealed that Western Union is a global leader in money transfer services, offering the ability to send money to various locations, including numerous foreign countries and territories. No articles are produced within Western Union. The workers of Western Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri provide customer service support to Western Union customers and agents. These functions, as described above, are not considered production of an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act and while the provision of services may result in printed material, it is incidental to the provision of these services. Money order is a document used by the subject firm as incidental to money transfer services provided by the subject firm. No production took place at the subject facility nor did the workers support production of an article at any domestic affiliated location during the relevant period. The petitioner also alleges that job functions have been shifted from the subject firm overseas. The allegation of a shift to another country might be relevant if it was determined that workers of the subject firm produced an article. However, the investigation determined that workers of Western Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri do not produce an article within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. Employment and Training Administration [SGA/DFA–PY 08–04] Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Technology-Based Learning (TBL) Initiative Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice: Amendment to SGA/ DFA–PY 08–04. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 20, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) under the TBL Initiative to be awarded through a competitive process. This notice is a second amendment to the SGA and it amends ‘‘Part V. Applications Review Process,’’ under the specific heading ‘‘Strength of Partnerships.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Stockton, Grant Officer, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693– 3335. Supplementary Information Correction: In the Federal Register of June 20, 2008, in FR Doc. E8–13967. On page 35161 under the first (1st) paragraph, under the specific heading ‘‘Strength of Partnerships’’ (8 points) delete the last sentence, ‘‘The applicant must designate one organization from the workforce investment or education system from among the application’s partners to act as grant recipient.’’ DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective July 14, 2008. Signed at Washington, DC this 8th day of July, 2008. James W. Stockton, Grant Officer. [FR Doc. E8–15935 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] Signed in Washington, DC, this 30th day of June, 2008. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–15866 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,596] Medtronic Vascular, Danvers, MA Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on June 24, 2008 in response to a worker petition filed by a state agency representative on behalf of workers of Medtronic Vascular, Danvers, Massachusetts. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of June 2008. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–15868 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,581] After review of the application and investigative findings, I conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Eastern Display Division, Providence, Rhode Island. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Conclusion Signed in Washington, DC, this 25th day of June, 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–15864 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 40391 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Varian Semiconductor Equipment, Gloucester, MA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,306] Art Guild of Philadelphia, Inc., Eastern Display Division, Providence, RI; Notice of Termination of Investigation In accordance with Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on May 5, 2008 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Art Guild of Philadelphia, Inc., PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on June 23, 2008 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Varian Semiconductor Equipment, Gloucester, Massachusetts. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-63,095]


Western Union Financial Services, Inc. Bridgeton, MO; Notice of 
Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration

    By application dated May 15, 2008, the petitioner requested 
administrative reconsideration of the Department's negative 
determination regarding eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), 
applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The 
denial notice was signed on April 10, 2008 and published in the Federal 
Register on April 23, 2008 (73 FR 21992).
    The request for reconsideration also includes workers of Western 
Union Financial Services, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri. The initial 
petition and consequent determination did not include workers of the 
above mentioned location. If the petitioner wishes the Department to 
consider TAA eligibility for workers of Western Union Financial 
Services, Inc. in St. Charles, Missouri, a new petition applicable to 
these workers should be filed.
    Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under 
the following circumstances:
    (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered 
that the determination complained of was erroneous;
    (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on 
a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or
    (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis-
interpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the 
decision.
    The negative TAA determination issued by the Department for workers 
of Western Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri was 
based on the finding that the worker group does not produce an article 
within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. The 
investigation revealed that workers of the subject firm are engaged in 
call center services. The investigation further revealed that no 
production of article(s) occurred within the firm or appropriate 
subdivision within the Western Union Financial Services, Inc. during 
the relevant time period.
    The petitioner in the request for reconsideration contends that the 
Department erred in its interpretation of the work performed by the 
workers of the subject firm. The petitioner states that the workers of 
the subject firm ``are customer service representatives picking up 
telephone calls from customers wishing to send money orders to 
recipients either in the United States or overseas''. The petitioner 
also states that ``the article produced domestically in this case is 
the money order'' generated

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after obtaining various financial information about customer's credit 
history. The petitioner alleges that the money order, ``consisting of 
tangible cash at the receiving end of the order'' is a product just as 
``an article or piece of clothing'', therefore, workers of the subject 
firm should be considered as engaged in production of articles.
    The investigation revealed that Western Union is a global leader in 
money transfer services, offering the ability to send money to various 
locations, including numerous foreign countries and territories. No 
articles are produced within Western Union. The workers of Western 
Union Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri provide customer 
service support to Western Union customers and agents. These functions, 
as described above, are not considered production of an article within 
the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act and while the provision of 
services may result in printed material, it is incidental to the 
provision of these services. Money order is a document used by the 
subject firm as incidental to money transfer services provided by the 
subject firm. No production took place at the subject facility nor did 
the workers support production of an article at any domestic affiliated 
location during the relevant period.
    The petitioner also alleges that job functions have been shifted 
from the subject firm overseas.
    The allegation of a shift to another country might be relevant if 
it was determined that workers of the subject firm produced an article. 
However, the investigation determined that workers of Western Union 
Financial Services, Inc., Bridgeton, Missouri do not produce an article 
within the meaning of Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Conclusion

    After review of the application and investigative findings, I 
conclude that there has been no error or misinterpretation of the law 
or of the facts which would justify reconsideration of the Department 
of Labor's prior decision. Accordingly, the application is denied.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 25th day of June, 2008.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E8-15864 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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