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Union for workers at Remington Arms announces county legislature endorsement
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - The union which represents hundreds of workers at Remington Arms in Ilion has endorsed several candidates for Herkimer County Legislator.
A spokesperson with United Mine Workers of America says they chose candidates they felt would work with the union to maintain and grow good-paying jobs and help with issues such as micro-stamping and NY S.A.F.E. Act.
In the first district, UMWA has endorsed: Marty Luppino, who opposes Gary Hartman; in the second district, the union supports Tom Powers, who is running against Helen Rose; the union endorsed Robert Schrader in the third legislative district; Bob Wellington has the UMWA endorsement over Robert Drumm in the fourth district; the union supports Raymond Johnson over Bridget McKinley in district five.
District six, John Stephens has the union's support over opponent David Murray; the union endorsed Peter Manno in district 10; Vincent Bono gets the UMWA nod over John Werczynski in district 11; Frederick Shaw gets the union endorsement in district 16 over Richard Souza; and in district 17, the UMWA supports Bruce Weakley over David Maxwell and Christine Shahin.