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We are the Union that represents the Office & Technical and Factory employees of Lockheed Martin at Air Force Plant #6 and Lockheed Georgia Employees Federal Credit Union in Marietta, Georgia. We currently have approximately 3000 members who build the most advanced aircraft flying, which includes the F-22 and the C-130J. We have built the C-130, Jet Star, C-141 and C-5 aircraft.

Early in 1951, the California based Lockheed Corporation leased from the U. S. Government Air Force Plant No. 6 in Marietta, Georgia, resulting in the formation of the Georgia Division of the Lockheed Corporation. Serving at that time as General Manager was J. V. Carmichael. There was an understanding between the parent company in California and the Machinists International whereby the I.A.M. would represent employees at the new facility. A Labor Agreement was executed by the parties and implemented at the Georgia Division. The International, through its representatives (Brothers Chuck Jones, Grand Lodge Representative and M. T. Gamel, Special Representative) appointed Brother Tom Bates to be the first President of what became District Lodge 33. In the beginning there was only one ledge; namely Lodge 1996. Following Brother Bates’ appointment by the Grand Lodge, Brother Tommy Studstill was elected as President of Lodge 1996. Shortly thereafter, under the leadership of the International District Lodge 33 was established. Five Local Lodges were encompassed under District Lodge 33. They were Lodges 1996, 1970, 913, 615 and 2016; representing Factory Day Shift, Factory Swing Shift, Office and Technical, Guards and a separate lodge for black employees.

Norman Jones became the first elected President of District 33. J. C. Copeland was Senior Business Representative followed by Ed Steele. Edna Hitt became the first elected Financial Secretary. The International assigned Brother Frank Heisler to District Lodge 33 as Grand Lodge Representative.

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AeronauticalMachinistsLodge 709
Marietta GA
United States 30060-2899
+1.77042833

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