IAM November Local Election Information and Endorsements



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: jhardwick@iamaw.org  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 mward@iamaw.org 

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 rockymoutainlera@gmail.com 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. 




On May 5, 1888, Thomas W. Talbot, a railroad machinist in Atlanta, Georgia, founded the Order of United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers. Talbot and 18 others had been members in the Knights of Labor. Talbot believed that a union needed to be formed for railroad machinists that would resist wage cuts. He wanted to provide insurance against unemployment, illness, and accidents but also wanted railroad machinists to be recognized for their craft skill. Unlike the Knights of Labor, who accepted everyone, Talbot’s union accepted only white U.S. citizens, preferably native-born. The union excluded blacks, women, and non-citizens, and had secret passwords. Despite the secrecy, the order spread beyond Georgia, thanks in part to “boomers”, men who traveled the railway lines for work. These boomers established local lodges in new areas. Within one year there were 40 lodges, and by 1891, there were 189. (EXCERPT FROM WIKIPEDIA)

And the rest as they say is History!

Happy Birthday IAMAW!