At a press conference on Januray 31st, area legislators spoke in support of the Momentive workers on strike.
There was little surprise that Neil Breslin, a Democratic state senator who represents Albany, spoke. Nor was it surprising that Democratic Assembly representatives Carrie Woerner (Round Lake) whose district includes Saratoga Springs, and John McDonald (Cohoes) were there. Bravo to them for standing with the Momentive workers.
The big surprise to me, though, was the presence of Kathy Marchione, the Republican Senator whose district includes our own city. Senator Marchione told those present, “The strike is hurting many of our families in the community, and it is hurting our community at large. That’s why it is so important that the company return to the negotiating table and bargain in good faith.” Well, good for you Senator Marchione!