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Local 271 Leadership

Michael F. Sabitoni - Business Manager

Michael F. Sabitoni is a second‐generation Laborer who began his career with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) when he joined Providence, \Rhode Island’s Construction and General Laborers’ Local Union 271 in 1988. Soon after joining the ranks of the local, Mr. Sabitoni worked his way up to become a general foreman and steward while attending the Community College of Rhode Island and Bryant University at night.

In 1998, he joined the Laborers’ New England Region Organizing Fund working on grassroots organizing campaigns throughout the region. Two years later in 2000, Mr. Sabitoni became a Construction Marketing Representative for the LIUNA National LECET Fund where he tracked construction projects in the Northeast and solicited union contractors to bid on new projects.

In 2003, Mr. Sabitoni’s leadership skills and knowledge of the construction industry was recognized by Local Union 271’s Executive Board and he was appointed as Field Representative for Local Union 271. In 2005 Mr. Sabitoni was unanimously appointed by Local Union 271’s Executive Board to the position of Business Manager and was subsequently elected to that position in 2007. Under Mr. Sabitoni’s leadership, Local Union 271’s membership continues to expand and its market share numbers in the construction industry which are among the highest in the nation.

In 2007, Mr. Sabitoni’s tireless leadership and commitment to working families was recognized by his fellow union leaders throughout the state when he was elected President of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, a position which he currently holds. Mr. Sabitoni also holds the position of Chairman of the Rhode Island Laborers’’ Pension Fund, the Rhode Island Laborers’ Health and Welfare Fund and the Rhode Island Laborers’ Annuity Fund. Along with those positions, he also serves as a Trustee on the New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund, the New England Laborers’ Labor‐Management Cooperation Trust and the New England Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund.

In July 2012, Mr. Sabitoni’s leadership was again recognized as he was unanimously appointed as the Business Manager and Secretary‐Treasurer of the Rhode Island Laborers' District Council representing over 10,000 members, in both the public and private sector.

Mr. Sabitoni and his wife Joyce currently reside in Johnson, Rhode Island with their children Michael, Matthew and Cameron.

Donato “Dan” A. Bianco Jr. – Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. Bianco has been a proud member of Construction and General Laborers' Local Union 271, Providence, RI (“Local Union 271”) since June 25, 1990. Working as a construction laborer after high school and while attending Providence College, Mr. Bianco rose through the ranks of Local Union 271 and today currently serves as its Secretary-Treasurer, a position he has held since his election in 2004. Mr. Bianco also serves as an International Representative for The Laborers' International Union of North America, Washington, DC/Providence, RI (“LIUNA”) assigned to the six (6) New England States and New York.

Mr. Bianco holds a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College where he graduated in 1993 and was a 2-time Captain of their Lacrosse Team. Additionally, Mr. Bianco is a 1998 graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union Program. Mr. Bianco serves on various committees such as, The Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence; The Board of Directors, Build RI; Executive Board Member, Rhode Island AFL-CIO; Executive Board Member, Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council; Delegate, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council; Delegate, Providence Central Federated Council; Trustee, Rhode Island Laborers’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee; Trustee, New England Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund; Trustee, New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund; Trustee, Rhode Island Laborers’ Pension Fund; Trustee, Rhode Island Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund; Trustee, Rhode Island Laborers’ Annuity Fund and is Chairman, Rhode Island Laborers’ Legal Services Fund. He is also active in the local community where he volunteers his time to the EG Basketball Association and other non-profit youth organizations.

Mr. Bianco resides in Rhode Island with his wife Jennifer and their three (3) children; Sofia, Christopher and Cole.


Raymond C. Coia, President

Joseph A. Vitullo, Jr., Vice-President

Joseph M. Sabitoni, Recording Secretary

Frederick Pilkington, II, Ex. Board

Paul J. Volpe, Ex. Board