On July 20th from 9 am until 3:30 pm, the Colorado Machinist Council will hold a meeting to hear from candidates running for various offices in the upcoming midterm elections at IAM Local 1886 Union Hall located at 5621 Bowen Ct, Commerce City, CO 80022. Everyone is invited.
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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 […]