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Machinist Union in Commerce City Colorado

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IAM IS CELEBRATING ITS 130TH YEAR SERVING WORKING MEN AND WOMEN

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 […]

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