(WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – An agreement has been reached between the United Mine Workers of American local and the owners of RemArms that will pave the way for the reopening of the former Remington Arms plant in Ilion.

The formal letter of agreement recognizes the UMWA as the collective bargaining agent when they return to work, establishes a recall process for more former Remington workers to be called back, and sets up a 60-day timeframe for the parties to begin negotiating a full collective bargaining agreement that will be in effect upon ratification.