Skip to comments.Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act
Posted on 02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Ilion, N.Y. A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons.
"It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?"
Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the company's reported plans to open a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Ala.
AL.com reported Saturday that the Huntsville facility could employ up to 2,000 people. It said details could be revealed on Monday about plans for a Remington facility in a former Chrysler plant near Huntsville International Airport....
"The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning," he said. "You'd think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us."
Remington and other firearms makers can still manufacture assault weapons in New York, but they can't sell them inside the state. New York lawmakers, at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, imposed the restrictions after a man armed with an assault rifle massacred twenty children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
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Well, he’s right. Cuomo’s gun control laws should be blamed.
Sorry, that means I feel the same as you.
Some reporter should ask Fran: “Who did you and your members vote for in the last election?”
Strange union for a gun factory to have, isn’t it?
many of the union folks, and most union leadership voted for thelib politicians who passed the safe act.
i cnnotfeel sorry, for these particular people. you vote for libtards, you get laws from libtards, and live under the consequences of libtard laws.
Are we surprised that SonofMario would be any different?
This is what the people of New York voted for - more government, more socialism, more theft of other people’s money, etc.
What I would like to see is a company hired boxer smashing the face of the union thug before the company leaves. Union tactics turned on them!!!
A business would move away from where it’s hated? Say it isn’t so!
This is what the people of New York CITY voted for - more government, more socialism, more theft of other peoples money, etc.
There, fixed it.
Union vs Dems: ruh row, cat fight/
Get over it and move out.
“Well Fran, from my point of view...”
Great reply...Let the Commie Rats rot.
The only true America that is left is down in Dixie.
Been to the border of PA and NY farm counties. PA allows fracking and their small town folks are driving around in brand new pickup trucks. Meantime NY refuses to allow it, and their small town folks drive in beat up pick up trucks. NY and PA border is like East Berlin vs West Berlin during the Cold War.
I noticed that too
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