Hanna stands with Remington officials on microstamping

By WKTV News

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna was at Remington Arms Monday morning to tour the facility and discuss its business operations across the state.

Standing with Remington officials, Hanna said he's against microstamping legislation.

He says it's not a good solution to crime, and also says he fears it would threaten the facility that employs so many people in Herkimer County.

"You have to remember these are good paying jobs," Hanna said. "$50,000 unionized jobs that are right here, and that's what we want, upper middle class jobs that provide people with the basics at least."

He says that's exactly what Remington does, and what they have done very well for almost 200 years.

After meeting with employees and seeing new products, Hanna says he sees a positive growth in the company.

On the day Hanna toured Remington, its workers union endorsed his opponent in the November elections, Democrat Dan Lamb

United Mine Workers of America Local 717 sent out a press release Monday afternoon announcing the endorsement. Local 717 represents more than 1,000 employees at Remington Arms in Ilion.

“I’ll fight to protect the right to organize and work to stop the outsourcing and exportation of jobs by cracking down on illegal trade practices and unfair trade deals," Lamb said. "The middle class has taken a beating these past few years, and they need partners in Washington who stand with them all of the time, not just some of the time. I’ll be that leader.”

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