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Michael F. Sabitoni, General Secretary-Treasurer

Michael F. Sabitoni became the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on May 1, 2023. Mr. Sabitoni is a second-generation Laborer who began his career with 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. 

Prior to his appointment as General Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. Sabitoni was appointed to serve as Vice President of the LIUNA General Executive Board.