Colorado Department of Labor CDLE connects job seekers with great jobs, provides an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy to help decision making, assists workers who have been injured on the job, ensures fair labor practices, helps those who have lost their jobs by providing temporary wage replacement through unemployment benefits, and protects the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs. https://cdle.colorado.gov/
After more than 43 years of membership and eight years leading our great union, Bob’s legacy guiding the IAM will forever be remembered across the labor movement.
Bob’s leadership allowed the IAM to emerge from the pandemic with financial stability and historic membership growth through robust and innovative organizing, while putting the IAM in its strongest financial position in generations. Most of all, Bob has dedicated his life to this union and its membership.
We wanted to give everyone the chance to say “thank you, Bob.”
Bob has also been a true trailblazer for our union. He’s the first Latino international president of a major American labor union in the history of the American labor movement, the first Latino elected to the IAM Executive Council, and the first international president of color in the history of the IAM.
At Bob’s direction, the IAM also created groundbreaking membership programs that assist members and their families, as well as expanded opportunities for underrepresented groups to advance in the IAM. Martinez commissioned a new department to provide IAM members and their families who are military veterans with VA claims assistance free of charge, as well as an addiction services program and a women’s leadership initiative.
And as chair of the 39th and 40th IAM Grand Lodge Conventions, Bob presided over delegate action to pass a Membership Bill of Rights, greatly expand resources for organizing, increase strike benefits, implement electronic meetings, and launch a Committee on the Future to listen to our members and chart the IAM’s next chapter.
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
The 2022 IAM Calendar, featuring winners of the 2021 IAM Photo Contest, is now available for order.
To order the 2022 IAM Calendar, download an individual order form or bulk order form for Lodges that want to order large quantities of calendars. Calendars are $7 for individual orders and $5 per calendar for orders of 100 or more. Two dollars from each calendar sold are donated to the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines.
This is a great way to promote the Machinists and the work we do, as well as helping to bring independence and confidence for people who are blind/visually impaired, veterans and children with autism across North America.
View the winning photos and enter the 2022 IAM Photo Contest
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.
We have watched in horror as fires ripped through Boulder County, knowing that hundreds of our fellow Coloradans, are likely impacted. Our hearts are with all of you and those communities affected. If you have been evacuated, lost your home, or do not know yet, please know that your local 47 is here to help. Brothers and Sisters you are not alone, reach out to us as we are here to help. Please use the email address below and let us know how you or your family has been impacted.
You can also access the members only section icon by registering to this website under Registration icon. You do not need your membership number to register, we will look it up and insert it for you. If you have only been a member for a few months we may not have one for you yet, but we will work to get you officially registered.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the appropriate officer listed in the contact page of this website. Just click on the email address and send your questions/comments.
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