Monday, December 22, 2014

Remington employees board buses, head to Albany rally
By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Early Thursday morning, numerous employees of Remington Arms climbed onto buses departing from the Village of Ilion en route to Albany, where they would join thousands of others in a rally against Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent gun legislation.

Remington employees said they want to shoe the Governor that people in the Mohawk Valley are upset with the way the SAFE NY Act is written.

"Keeping Albany up to speed with our job, that our jobs are important to us and any type of legislation, even if it would affect one or two folks in our plant, that it's important to us so we're going down there for our jobs today," said Jamie Rudwall, of the Local United Mine Workers Union that represents Remington workers.

Workers at Remington Arms are concerned that the new laws could have a deep impact on the Remington plant, and thus, their jobs. Numerous states have already been said to be courting Remington to move out of New York.