What can be done for free trade’s ‘victims’

DETROIT — For some people, going back to college on the taxpayer’s dime sounds like a dream. Not for William Iacovacci.“First semester, I wasn’t sure I could make it. I had to learn how to learn again,” he says.But Mr. Iacovacci, who lost his unionized job as a delivery man in 2012, stuck with the training, completing a two-year occupational therapy program. In April, he got his state therapist license and began applying for jobs in a career he never imagined would be his.“I refuse to give up,” says the divorced father of two. “What message does it send to my kids if I give up?” Iacovacci is one of the fortunate Americans who got help after losing a job because of foreign trade. He got his free ride at…


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