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The IA Mourns Our Leader, Our Friend

Photo caption: The IA mourns our leader, our friend.

On December 20, 1994, the IATSE lost one of its most loyal and dedicated leaders when Alfred W. Di Tolla passed away.

President Di Tolla, who served as International President since 1986, will be remembered as a progressive and innovative leader, who implemented widespread organizing, encouraged more effective communication and made a serious commitment to education and training of our members. His successful efforts to negotiate fair contracts with superior pension, health and welfare programs have benefitted each of us.

He took great pride in his capacity to serve others and received tremendous gratification from the IA’s confidence in his ability to do so. But he went far beyond merely seeking to serve our interests. Not just the well being of his family or of his union brothers and sisters and their families, but of his community as a whole.