Brother Gary Scalzo, a 40 year member of Local 728 who joined in 1979, passed away at the age of 61 on November 13, 2019. Gary will be remembered by many as the long-time department head of Set Lighting at Paramount Studios in the 1980's and 90's.
California’s unions led the way in passing a host of new pro-worker bills that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. These new laws, signed by Gov. Newsom, cement California’s status as the nation’s leader on workers’ rights.
Instead of providing drivers with a real living wage and job protections that all workers deserve, massive gig corporations plan to spend more than $100 million to avoid complying with the law. This measure is another brazen attempt by some of the richest corporations in California to avoid playing by the same rules as all other law-abiding companies in our state. California’s unions will join drivers who want fair wages, better treatment and flexibility to defeat this corporate ploy.
LDI will be exhibiting in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 22-24. You can still register for free by going to LDISHOW.COM and clicking the “Register” tab. When prompted, use code EXINV185 for free admission. Once at the show, you can visit Local 728 at Booth #2930. See you in Vegas!
It is again with a heavy heart that we must inform the membership of the passing of another Local 728 Gold Card member, that of 30 year member, 63 year old Roger Lattin. Roger was well known for his selfless dedication to the safety, education and training of all his 728 sisters and brothers as well as set lighting technicians throughout the industry. Roger was always willing to lend a hand and share his vast knowledge of electrical standards with anyone who would listen. We are truly blessed and grateful to have held the privilege and honor of calling him brother.