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Sam Bianco Golf Tournament to be held on May 11th

04.20.13

APRIL 2013, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

Sam Bianco Golf Tournament to be held on May 11th

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, March 29th- The Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council, Highway 315 in Pittston, will hold their annual Sam Bianco Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on Saturday May 11th, 2013 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.

All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, which is named after the late labor leader, who died in September 2010.

Mr. Bianco served as President of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council labor federation, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Washington DC., from 1978 until his death from complications related to cancer. He was 88 years young.

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

He also represented the labor community on numerous boards and committees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania including; the Northeast Pennsylvania Area Labor Management Council; the United Rehabilitiation Services; the United Way of the Wyoming Valley; St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen; and the American Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter.

Mr. Bianco involvement with the labor community for decades was legendary and he even participated in union activities while ill with cancer.

The Golf Tournament registration begins at 9:00 am, with a shotgun start. The cost is $75.00 per golfer, which includes golf, food and prizes.

John Rusak, Business Representative of the United Food and Commericial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1776, in Pittston, stated individual golfers are welcomed, meaning two or four golfers are not needed to participate in the event.

For directions to the golf course or for any questions regarding the tournament including availability of hole sponsorship, Mr. Rusak can be contacted at 1-(800)-635-6994.