No one shook hands. Everyone wore masks. They practiced social distancing. But that didn’t stop the participants who attended this year’s Georgia State Council of Machinists (GSCM) Conference which was held Oct. 11 – 13, 2020 in Macon, GA to accomplish some important items for Machinists.
Twenty delegates representing five local lodges listened to Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming talk about the significance of the Peach State in the upcoming presidential and congressional elections. For working families in the South, Georgia is a pivotal state in the nearing races.
The meeting also allowed members to vote and swear in new officers, including newly elected GSCM President James Clements of Local 2699, who will make sure the issues of Georgia’s working families stay front and center in the future. The IAMAW state councils are located across the country, in cities where Machinists are represented, as a way to help ensure legislation is created that is good for working people.