Brother Jim Fine passed away on Monday, April 19th 2021. Brother Fine was 70 years of age. He was a 44 year member of Local 728, a former Local 728 Universal Studios Lot Steward and as well a Universal Set Lighting Department rigging gaffer for many years, before his retirement in 2013.
Brother Leigh Scott Walker passed away on April 1st, 2021. He was 68 years old. Brother Walker was obligated on May 20, 1989 and was a 31 year member of Local 728. He is survived by his sibling, Local 728 member John L. Walker.
On his first day in office, newly inaugurated President Biden sent a letter asking General Counsel Peter Robb of the National Labor Relations Board for his resignation—and advising him that if he did not resign, he would be fired.