Brother Earl Gilbert passed away at the age of 97 on May 11th, 2023. Brother Gilbert was a 68 year member of Local 728 who took his oath of obligation in November 1954. Earl was a "Gaffer's Gaffer" who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest Chief Lighting Technicians in Local 728's history.
His list of credits as a CLT are noteworthy and include, but are not limited to:
On April 25th, 2023, IATSE’s General Executive Board voted unanimously to extend its endorsement to President Joe Biden upon the announcement of his 2024 reelection campaign for President of the United States. In 2020, President Biden pledged to be the most pro-union president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the opinion of the General Executive Board, he has fulfilled that promise time and again since taking office.