Statement on Remington Arms

Jeff Bishop, Communications Director

October 26, 2020

ONEONTA, 10/26/20 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on recent developments involving Remington Arms:

“This is certainly a difficult and stressful time for the acclaimed Remington Arms workforce.  The recently announced termination notices are a result of the bankruptcy proceedings involving the previous owners.  The action is extremely frustrating and I stand with the union as they work to resolve these issues and provide workers with the benefits they have earned and deserve. 

“I continue to communicate with the Roundill Group partners and they are committed to bringing workers back to the lines in Ilion as soon as they receive their Federal Firearms License (FFL).  Remington is synonymous with quality craftsmanship because of the generations of employees who take great pride in their work.  I am helping coordinate additional meetings with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that Remington will remain a fixture in the Mohawk Valley for generations to come.”