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Retired International Vice President Jean Fox Passes Away

Jean Fox, Retired Vice President of the IATSE who served in that capacity for eleven years, passed away on February 28, 2016. She was first elected to the General Executive Board in July 1993 – the second female International Vice President at the time. Fox was Chief Steward of the California Branch-Special Department from 1968 to 1978. That year, Fox became International Representative in charge-California Branch-IA Special Department, a position she held until her retirement in 2004.

Fox attended every IATSE Convention from 1970 to 2005. In addition, she was a delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Tirelessly working for all members, regardless of their crafts, in 1971 she assisted and helped defeat the decertification of Local B192, preserving the Local under the IA banner.

Fox announced her retirement on July 22, 2004 serving nearly four decades as a member and officer of the IA. Jean was a pioneer, not only for the advancement and betterment of Special Department Locals, but also for the women who participated and represented them.