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Tribute Dinner for late labor leader Sam Bianco to be held on April 28th

03.25.11

MARCH 2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Tribute Dinner for late labor leader Sam Bianco to be held on April 28th

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, March 1st- The Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council labor federation will honor the late Sam Bianco with a tribute dinner on April 28th.

Mr. Bianco was first elected President of the labor federation, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), in 1978 and won consecutive terms until his passing on September 28th, 2010.

“We all know what kind of leader he was, and how much the labor community misses him,” said Ed Harry, current President of the labor organization.

The labor federation created a committee made up of union members to plan for the event which will held at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center, 77 East Market Street in Wilkes-Barre.

“As you know, Sam has touched the lives of so many people in so many positive ways, that I am hoping that you can share in this special tribute to Sam and his family,” added Mr. Harry.

The cost of attending the event is $40.00, which includes meal, soda and beer. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks.

Reservations must be made by April 18th. Checks should be made payable to: Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council.

For more information Mr. Harry can be contacted at: (570) 823-6716.

Mr. Bianco represented the labor community on numerous boards and committees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

He was a retired District Manager of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). The union once represented thousands of workers and hundreds of garment shops throughout the region.

Mr. Bianco resided in Vandling and is servived by his wife of 60 years Chara, a son David, and two daughters, Barbara and Sandra.

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