Sanborn, NY – Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs (pictured above) tells WNYLaborToday.com that it wasn’t a hard decision to make when he was asked if he would agree to serve as Co-Chair of the 2017 United Way of Greater Niagara’s 2017 Campaign effort, which has set a goal of $1.15 million.
“The United Way and Organized Labor are ‘one in the same,’” he told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper before participating in the official announcement made last week. “Our Members ‘work for our county every day’ and this is a ‘natural thing and it’s an easy one to do for Labor to help those less fortunate who are in need.’
“When I was approached, this was an ‘easy decision’ to make,” Briggs continued. “(Organized Labor’s and the United Ways’) goals ‘are the same, if not the same’ and ‘I’m excited about this opportunity to work with Labor in Niagara County and try to come up with the kinds of contributions to help those who really need it.’”
The United Way of Greater Niagara is looking forward to achieving maximum success for their 2017 Workplace Campaign by bringing together a powerful group of Business, Manufacturing, Law Enforcement, Banking and Labor Representatives to support their efforts, said Connie Brown, who serves as President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Niagara.