Contract Ratification Meeting for Stolle Machinery union employees

A contract ratification meeting and vote for the 2019-2021 Stolle Machinery Bargaining Agreement was held beginning at 2 pm at the union hall Wednesday November 14th, 2018

It was a full house and members were allowed time to review the specific changes made to the original 2016-2018 contract. Questions were asked and answered, providing members with a clearer explanation of changes. 

After the explanation presentation, members voted, the votes were tallied and the result was: The 2019-2021 contract is accepted and ratified.

A sincere thanks to the negotiating committee members for their hard work and outstanding fortitude throughout this negotiating process.

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We Salute all Veterans, First Responders, Police, Firemen & Firewomen, Homeland Security and Border Patrol Members

We salute all veterans on this day and thank them for their service to our country!

We also salute all other personnel who serve to keep our cities safe those First Responders, Police, Fire response personnel, Homeland Security and Boarder Patrol personnel!  In this day and age these members play as much a part of keeping our country safe as us veterans. 

We have watched were almost daily you hear of a shooting somewhere like schools, activities, events, churches where people are just living their lives not expecting any harm, yet out of nowhere something bad happens. We see fires that destroy lives, homes and dreams, our country is being besieged by other people wanting the “American Dream” and we dont have answers for most of these events, so as we Celebrate our Veterans, think also of those who also put their lives on the line and pray that our elected officials can find by-partisan  legitimate, sustainable solutions to these issues. God help and bless America.

2018 Clays for Guide Dogs Results

We had a decent show and there was plenty of food and beverages, everyone had good time. The wind gave shooters a bit of difficulty but they worked through it with good old determination and skill, still it was a good time.

The winners of the Stoger Longfeller Rifles were:

Tim Buckmaster and Gary Norenberg

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was:

Brian Rutherford

Several people won gift cards but they left before I could get all their names.

All in all the shoot was a success and we hope to do it again next year.

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IAM November Local Election Information and Endorsements

Colorado Machinist Council Election Information

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Jessie Danielson Endorsed by Colorado Machinist Council

Jessie Danielson 

Garry Harper President of the Colorado Machinists Council Presents a $200 check to Jessie Danielson who is running for State Senate District 20 Jessie was recently endorsed by the Colorado Machinists Council.

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Jason Crow endorsed by Colorado Machinist Council

Jason Crow

Garry Harper President of the Colorado Machinists Council With a delegation of members from Local 47 Barron Criswell, Wes Van Norton, Chris Raasch and Felix Ibarra. Present a $5,000 check to Jason Crow a U.S Army veteran who is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional district. Jason was recently endorsed by the Colorado Machinists Council.

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Stolle Machinery Current Negotiations Information/Update


Stolle and the Negotiating Committee have been in conference for several days and as of Friday September 7th, 2018 the Negotiating Committee released this document for Stolle Union Members to read for their information to keep them updated on the direction and progress of their negotiation. Click on the Image below to read the post.

Members who want better information and discussion or explanation of the issues please come to the Monthly Meeting(s) and talk face to face with your executive board and Negotiating Committee.  


Western Territory Activist first publication check it out



Happy Labor Day Weekend Brothers and Sisters.  Please click on the above image to view the first edition of the Western Territory Activist.  This publication is a celebration of the work and activities our members do to advance our Union.  

(This is a 6 page article and to read it click on the    ” > ” on the right of the page)

Please enjoy and if you have any ideas for future articles, please feel free to contact Jason Hardwick at the Western Territory Regional Office. Email:  Phone: (916) 985-8101

Coming Up – Annual Sporting Clays for Guide Dogs – October 20, 2018

Up coming in October our annual sporting clays for guide dogs to be held at Colorado Clays, get your tickets for the raffle and come join the fun. Click on image to enlarge.

Win a 2018 Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary Edition Street Glide Special

For tickets contact Mark Ward at 

Monthly Meeting Reminder

We have our monthly membership meeting every

2nd Saturday of each month beginning at 10 A.M. 

LERA labor and employment relations association 2018 Annual Conference

The Rocky Mountain LERA 2018 annual conference is scheduled for Friday September 14th at the University of Denver.

For more information contact: Ray Deeny at or call 303-253-4315

Stolle Machinery news

Hello fellow Stolle Machinery union members. Stolle management and the EDT (employee development team) are currently working on an “Apprentice program” and a “Training advancement matrix” in an effort to improve “production quality, job training and the overall job review and advancement program” some areas are already in place and awaiting approval and implementation from management.

This is a positive direction that will improve employee and management interaction and overall morale of employees.

As you know we are in a contract year that will require negotiations between Stolle and our Local it is imperative that we present ourselves as the professionals, quality oriented and enthusiastic workers with the company’s success in the forefront tempered with the attitude that what happens to Stolle happens to us, but we understand that we have a legitimate claim to that success of the company and seek a fair response from management and the powers that be towards our contract requests.

Working together we can provide the skills, quality and production necessary to maintain Stolle Machinery’s success in the manufacturing arena.

In short “Keep Up The Good Work”



Colorado Machinist Council 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is in the Books

The Colorado Machinist Council held its 3rd annual Golf Tournament for Guide Dogs of America on Friday, June 22, 2018. Over 90 players attended this yearly event and the weather cooperated giving everyone a good day for golf.