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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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.
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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!
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