UFCW members at King Soopers on strike

As you know, UFCW members at King Soopers are going on strike starting today at 5:00 am for better pay, benefits and job safety. Here is some info to help you and our members get involved.

First, honor the picket line and encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. Choose to shop elsewhere. (Safeway, Whole Foods, ETC.).

Second, join a picket – UFCW members will picketing at all the Denver Metro Area stores and are aiming for 24/7 coverage. So far the strike is only in the Denver Metro Area stores.

Here is a map put together by the Denver Post. 

Third, show your support on social media. You should post support for these workers on social media and tag @UFCW_7 @AFLCIOCO and the accounts of King Soopers: @Kroger @MyKingSoopers @KingSoopersJobs @KingSoopersNews.

Fourth, grab a supportive yard sign. They are available at UFCW Local 7, and IBEW 68. If you’d like some at your hall, let me know and I can ask UFCW to drop some off. If you have a good location for a supportive banner, also let me know. 

Finally, sign this petition in support of striking grocery workers.

Go here for updates UFCW will be updating periodically.

Fire devastation in Boulder

Brothers and Sisters

We have watched in horror as fires ripped through Boulder County, knowing that hundreds of our fellow Coloradans, are likely impacted. Our hearts are with all of you and those communities affected. If you have been evacuated, lost your home, or do not know yet, please know that your local 47 is here to help. Brothers and Sisters you are not alone, reach out to us as we are here to help. Please use the email address below and let us know how you or your family has been impacted.

You can contact us at communicator@iawamlocal47.org

In addition this IAM Relief fund page is were members can connect or make donations or apply for additional disaster relief through the

IAM Western Territory Relief Fund

CLICK ON PICTURE TO ACCESS LINK

 

Shayne Evilsizer, raffle ticket winner

Shayne Evilsizer from PMC was the winning raffle ticket winner for Brian Barwise’s toolbox. Shayne worked with and was trained by Brian Barwise for a few years. All proceeds will go to the Barwise family to help offset some of the funeral expenses. Brian will be greatly missed by all those that knew him. We raised $615.00

Updated Membership Cards

We have created an updated membership card for all members that we have records for and they will be handed out to our members soon.

If you have not updated your address please send an email with your updated information to communincator@iamawlocal47.org  or secretarytreasurer@iamawlocal47.org and  we will correct it.

You can also access the members only section icon by registering to this website under Registration icon.  You do not need your membership number to register, we will look it up and insert it for you. If you have only been a member for a few months we may not have one for you yet, but we will work to get you officially registered.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the appropriate officer listed in the contact page of this website. Just click on the email address and send your questions/comments.

Thank You.

 

Updated Membership Card Click on picture to view card

 

Guide Dog Sporting Clays Shoot

The Guide Dog Shoot was held on Saturday October 30th we had around 25 people that showed up, with about 15 participants.  The day was pleasant and everyone had a great time.

Here are the Winners of the two Cabela’s $500 gift cards:

Mike Brindley and Alex Duzhansky, both work at Stolle Machinery.

Congratulations to both.

Through the ticket sales and the sporting clays shoot we were able to achieve $1750 for Guide Dogs of America.

We thank everyone who came out, supported and helped with this event.

Guide Dogs of America: The Work that we do and the Great Outcomes that Follow

Founded nearly 7 decades ago by our own member Joseph Jones Jr., Guide Dogs of America (GDA) was created due to his personal experience where he found himself entering his old age and losing his eyesight. He would ask his fellow siblings at the Executive Council of IAMAW for assistance in receiving a seeing eye dog. The Council discovered a growing need for service dogs, that would help the blind and visually impaired. The decision was made to assist Brother Jones and help him open International Guiding Eyes in 1948. As the decades passed eventually International Guiding Eyes would evolve into Guide Dogs of America, with the intent of better communicating their mission. Even in their most recent history they have merged with Tender Loving Canines (TLC), an organisation dedicated to help Veterans to receive service dogs designed to meet their wide range of needs. 

 

Through our extensive and continued work with GDA. IAMAW is proud to host fundraisers in order to gather donations to help maintain the varying and plentiful services GDA provides. Services like training, transportation, and specialized skills and equipment. During events like our 5th Annual Colorado Machinist Golf Tournament Benefiting Guide Dogs of America and Tender Loving Canines we are able to continue providing the funds required. Events like this help individuals like Anne and her dog, Haven, who attended last Friday’s event. In Anne’s search for a quality and specialized experience she was able to work with the GDA and was soon grateful for the small student to trainer ratio and the well trained dogs that fully embody their roles as service animals. Anne can be quoted calling Haven her own safe haven. Once you get to know the pair you can truly understand the fantastic efforts that are made by all parties involved to guarantee a simpler and stress free life for both person and animal. 

 

For years to come IAMAW is excited to continue and progress all efforts in supporting the GDA and TLC. Without the tireless efforts of organizations like these we would not be able to see a world where our fellow humans would know peace and simple living.