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Remington Workers Rally Together to Demand Company Pay Severance Benefits

Source: News Channel 2 October 28, 2020 ILION, N.Y. – Former Remington Arms workers and community members gathered in Ilion Wednesday to rally against the company, after employees were notified they would not receive the severance and benefits promised in their contracts. Many carried signs, some saying “Honor the Contract” and “United We Stand with […]

Remington Arms workers on layoffs, loss of benefits: ‘Apparently I wasn’t worth anything’

Source: Star Gazette October 27, 2020     ILION — It was through a voicemail that Jeff Madison learned that he, and hundreds of other workers with the Remington Arms plant in Ilion, were laid off. Remington Outdoor Company announced the move Friday, terminating the employment of the Ilion plant’s 585 workers by Monday, while […]

Union Plus – Halloween Treats and How To Celebrate Safely

Source: Union Plus    Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating look a bit different this year. We have plenty of crafty ways for you to safely trick-or-treat while maintaining social distancing! We also have a huge list of union-made candy for your festivities.     Socially distant trick-or-treating alternatives: Get a Halloween piñata Halloween is all about […]

UMWA Responds to Remington Arms Refusal to Pay Severance to Terminated Employees

Source: WKTV October 25, 2020       The union who represents the Ilion Remington Arms employees says 585 employees were notified by the company on October 23, they were being terminated effective Oct. 26.   ILION, N.Y. – The United Mine Workers of America, the union that represents the Ilion Remington Arms employees, says […]

Remington refusal to pay severance to terminated workers is a “slap in the face”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 24, 2020   [ILION, N.Y.] On Friday, October 23, 2020, Remington Outdoor Company told its employees that it was terminating the employment of 585 workers at its Ilion, N.Y. plant effective October 26, 2020 and was cutting off all their health care and other contractual benefits on October 31.Further, the company […]

Labor-Energy Partnership applauds California CCS study

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Energy Futures Initiative came together today to applaud California’s CCS study. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said, in regards to the study that, “this report makes abundantly clear the broad role that CCUS technology will play in the future […]

UMWA message on COVID-19 and the upcoming election

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts gives an important message about the current COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of voting in this year’s election.

Union Plus: Stop These Five Distracting Driving Habits

Source: Union Plus Consider these five distracting driving habits and how to change them:   Eating or Drinking: Hot coffee spills, greasy hands or stray crumbs could distract you from the road. Eat before you get behind the wheel or after you’ve reached your destination. If you need a snack now, find some place off […]

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts Urges Congress to Pass Legislation that Maintains and Restores Airline Industry Jobs

October 8, 2020   Dear Representative: On behalf of the active and retired members of the United Mine Workers of America, I urge you to pass legislation that restores the Payroll Support Program to maintain and restore airline industry jobs. The UMWA supports the passage of a larger bill that provides the relief all Americans […]

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