Assemblyman Miller On Remington Arms Furlough
Seven months after 122 local residents were laid off and one month after an additional 60 lost their jobs, Remington Arms in Ilion has confirmed that it will move forward with furloughs for workers in an effort to cut costs through the end of 2017. Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) recently weighed in:
“Our residents and our community are truly hurting right now,” said Miller. “Remington Arms has created jobs for local residents and put food on their tables for 200 years. It is a proud company that is woven into the fabric of our community and has been a large contributor to the local economy for two centuries. The cost of doing business in this state is simply too high to sustain and has forced businesses such as Remington Arms to cut jobs or close up shop and move out of state. The overregulation of business in New York state is costing our community a large portion of its tax base, which is then passed on to residents in the form of tax increases, and costing families their means of putting food on the table and the ability to stay in Upstate New York.
“Where jobs go, families will follow, and they have. Soon there will be nothing left if we don’t turn this state around. I stand with our community and our residents. I’m here to fight for them, their jobs, their families and their interests. Action must be taken at the start of the legislative session in January to stop Gov. Cuomo’s bogus, failed economic programs like START-UP NY and bring real change and positive momentum to our struggling economy.”