Union representing Remington Arms workers endorses Tenney

The union that represents the workers at Remington Arms in Ilion has endorsed Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the race for the 22nd Congressional District.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 12:57 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2018 2:56 PM

ILION – The union that represents the workers at Remington Arms in Ilion has endorsed Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in the race for the 22nd Congressional District.

Tenney, who was elected to the position in Nov. 2016, is seeking re-election this fall, and she’ll be running against Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

The endorsement announcement was made Monday morning at the United Mine Workers of America Local 717 headquarters in Ilion. The union leaders say they feel comfortable with what Tenney has done to support their jobs at Remington in the past, and they believe she will continue those efforts in the future.

Union leaders point in particular to Tenney’s efforts as a former state assemblywoman in fighting New York State’s gun law legislation known as the Safe Act, which was passed in 2013.

“It's very important about the 2nd Amendment, not only to protect our rights, but to protect our jobs – she's been adamant,” said Fran Madore, former president of UMWA Local 717. “The SAFE Act, she stood up with us, she was the only politician that stood up with us in Albany on the stage when we were down there, and actually it was four years ago in April."

"She's been a solid force for us, on the state level and the federal level. We're very confident in Claudia,” said Aaron Laventure, current president of UMWA Local 717.

Tenney said Monday morning that she’s also fighting to protect the UMWA pension. She co-sponsored the American Miners Pension Act to ensure that the nearly 87,000 UMWA retirees on the plan continue to receive their hard-earner pension.

Tenney also answered some questions Monday morning about what may happen following this past weekend’s events in Syria. Tune into the NEWSChannel 2 Live at Five Newshour and NEWSChannel 2 at 6 p.m. for more on that story from Gary Liberatore.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 451227

Reported Deaths: 33090
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens718187245
Kings673917319
Bronx526664942
Nassau463252201
Suffolk461762011
Westchester378661454
New York331463173
Richmond157861085
Rockland14891675
Orange11835498
Erie11082689
Monroe5925289
Dutchess5084153
Onondaga4253205
Albany3037134
Oneida2378123
Ulster224495
Niagara1733101
Putnam158363
Sullivan157348
Broome147669
Schenectady138348
Saratoga100617
Rensselaer90142
Columbia58237
Chautauqua5479
Madison48917
Ontario46535
Oswego4643
Tompkins3990
Warren36333
Steuben36042
Chemung3493
Fulton33224
Otsego3325
Orleans32554
Herkimer32210
Greene32118
St. Lawrence3194
Genesee3175
Wayne3115
Washington28814
Cattaraugus2556
Chenango2487
Montgomery2294
Tioga22525
Cayuga2022
Livingston2028
Jefferson1640
Cortland1620
Essex1610
Clinton1555
Wyoming1325
Delaware1314
Seneca1053
Allegany991
Schoharie830
Franklin650
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler390
Hamilton150
Unassigned016
Utica
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 54°
Oneonta
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 48°
Herkimer
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 54°
Thendara
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left