New Communicator Assigned

Hello everyone, My name is John Keisler and I am currently the acting Communicator for Local 47, it is my pleasure to announce that Local 47 will have a new Communicator coming on board effective March 1st, 2019.

Her name is Izabel Salazar and she has volunteered to take on the task of Webmaster/Communicator for our Lodge.

I will be assisting her in the transition and basically watch from the sidelines until she is confident enough to fully assume duties and responsibilities associated with this position.

I would like to thank our Lodge President Garry Harper for initially choosing me for this position back in 2006/2007 time frame. It has been educational, exciting, fun and challenging, but there comes a time when we need step aside and let the younger members take the reigns and responsibility of our work and update our overall appearance to our members.

Please take a moment to congratulate and encourage Izabel on her new assignment.

Sincerely and in Solidarity.

John Keisler,

Election Results

President – Gary Harper

Vice President – Jeff Bell

Recording Secretary – Felix Ibarra

Secretary Treasurer – Chris Raasch

Sentinel – Harry Philbrook

Trustees – Barron Chriswell , Greg McDonald , Ray Taylor


All Union Members, Family, Fans and Friends: Join us at the Pepsi Center – – on Sunday March 17th, 2019 – in Denver at 1:00 PM – to watch the Colorado Avalanche “whip-up” on the New Jersey Devils! πŸ™‚


Go Avalanche!

Boeing Union Members Need Assistance

On Friday, December 7, 2018, Allen Gary, GVP <> wrote:

Sisters and Brothers,

 I am reaching out to ask you for help – this is an urgent call for unity!

 As you know earlier this year we successfully organized the flight line at the Boeing South Carolina facility. Predictably Boeing immediately frustrated the will of the people and a democratic vote conducted by the Federal Government by filing frivolous objections!  

 Now just weeks before Christmas Boeing fired six (6) of your most staunch supporters. We have filed Unfair Labor Practices and our Legal Team feels confident they will be vindicated.

 The innocent victims of this Union Busting company are these families fighting for a better way of life – It’s a shameful indictment of this corporation.  

 I am asking that we rally behind these brave families and show them and the world what it means when you become part of the Fighting Machinists Family. The way we can do this is by all of us  donating financially to this fight. I have asked every full time Representative in the Western Territory to donate at least $50.00 to the cause. This is a link to a go fund me account that has been set up for this:   GoFundMe account

I ask you to do what you can in the spirit of IAM Unity – this is all or fight!

 Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your families!


Gary R. Allen

General Vice President

IAM Western Territory

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