The petitions are filed by site. The one you’ve been hearing about was filed for the warren tech center.
PETITION PROCESS OVERVIEW
To obtain TAA reemployment services and benefits a group of workers must first file a petition with the U.S Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) requesting certification as workers adversely affected by foreign trade. Once a complete petition is filed, the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) initiates an investigation to determine whether a group of workers meets the group eligibility requirements. If the worker group meets the group eligibility criteria, a group eligibility certification will be issued. This certifies that the workers of the group are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits.
After a group certification is issued, each worker in the group must then individually apply for services and benefits through their local American Job Center. TAA case managers at the local American Job Center will issue a determination of the workers' individual eligibility for TAA benefits.
Who may file a petition?
A petition may be filed by any of the following: a group of three or more workers, an employer of a group of workers, a Union, a State Workforce Official, a American Job Center Operator/Partner, or another Duly Authorized Representative. OTAA will initiate an investigation when a complete petition is filed by any of these parties.
Assistance in preparing a petition
Petitioners may request assistance in preparing the petition at their local American Job Center which may be located by calling 1-877-US2-JOBS, (TTY) 1-877-889-5627, or visit the America's Service Locator website at http://www.servicelocator.org. Petitioners may also contact the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. at 202-693-3560 or 1-888-365-6822.