Mine Workers in talks with new Remington owners

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ILION — The United Mine Workers of America International Union has begun negotiating on behalf of workers at the Remington gun factory in Ilion with the plant’s new owners, the union announced.

“We look forward to swiftly reaching an agreement that we can bring to our members for ratification, so that we can begin getting them back to work as soon as possible,” UMWA spokesman Phil Smith said in announcing the negotiations.

The real estate investment firm Roundhill Group bought the plant, minus the Marlin brand line, out of the bankruptcy of Remington Arms in the fall.

The company since offered jobs to about 200 workers out of some 600 who had worked there.

The Remington plant is among the Mohawk Valley’s largest and oldest employers, tracing its roots to the early 19th century.

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