Stolle Machinery Celebrates It’s
500th Production of the
Concorde Decorator

AFL-CIO Labor Day BBQ Dinner

On September 1, 2022 the Colorado AFL-CIO held its first annual Labor Day Labor Champion Dinner where four elected officials were honored as labor champions: Adams County Commissioner Emma Pinter, State Representative Tom Sullivan, State Senator Jesse Danielson, and House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, who will receive our Mother Jones Hell of a Fighter lifetime achievement award.  Over 200 people were attendance, including 130 members and leaders from the Colorado labor movement and 50 Colorado AFL-CIO endorsed candidates and elected officials.

Brittany Pettersen, Colorado’s 7th Congressional District
Accepting donation check in support from IAMAW Local 47

2022 Sporting Clays for Guide Dogs


Another great turnout and successful event

Team winners and gift card winners are:

1st Place
Shaw Brander, Chris Barnett, Trae Hardesty, Joel Lessard

2nd Place
Mike Brindley, Mark Grinnell, Robby McDougall, Bryan Woods

3rd Place
John Keisler, Lee Parsons, Tanner Parsons, Seth Vasbinder

$500.00 Gift Card Winners:Cody Robinson, Shaw Brander

$200.00 Gift Card Winners:Dave Kern, Tim Buckmaster

50/50 Raffle Winner:Trae Hardesty


Barron Criswell

Ben Kathery, Rich Bottello, Zach Hart, Val and Nick

Lee Parsons, Tanner Parsons, Seth Vasbinder, John Keisler

Robby McDougal and Mark Grinnell

Trea Hardesty, Joel Lessard, Shaw Brander, Chris Barnett

Bryan Woods, Michael Brindley

H.A.W.K. Award goes to Barron Von Criswell

Help A Worker Know Award (H.A.W.K.)

Some of the reasons Barron is more that deserving of this award are:

Organizing Barron has volunteered to go house to house on past organizations campaigns and has even helped in other states. Know you can count on him whenever you’re in need.

Servicing Barron was the Vice President of Local 47 for over 15 years and moved to a trustee position so other members could get more involved in the operations of the local. During Barrons 25 plus years as an officer of local 47 he has missed less than five local meetings. Barron is also the Chief Steward at Swisslog where he has been employed for over 30 years.

Community Service/GDA: Barron initially set up and still runs our very first successful Sporting Clays Shoot to Benefit GDA and we normally have a turnout of between 35 to 50 participants and make between $1500.00 to $3000.00 for GDA. Next year we will probably get between 100 to 150 participants with the inclusion of local 1886 District 19  and Local 1338. Barron also volunteers in the community as well. Barron has volunteered with The Miss Wheelchair Colorado pageant.

Congratulations Barron, thank you for all your hard work

Local 47 has a new Communicator

Maurice Jewell will assume the duties of Communicator effective March 1, 2022 he has successfully attended the basic web class at Winpisinger Training Center in Maryland and has been practicing the duties of Communicator over the last few months. I am pleased to make this announcement and to have been the acting Communicator during this transitioning period.

The Communicator position is a demanding one that comes with a great deal of responsibility to our members, such as, keeping the doors of communication open between members, our officers and the Grand Lodge, as well as, making available important information and useful resources through our website.

Maurice has demonstrated great qualities and enthusiasm necessary to fulfill this position and I believe he will continue to be a valuable asset to Local 47 and will server our members well.

Congratulations Maurice