October 30, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Buffalo, NY – Telling WNYLaborToday.com that “Labor found me” in terms of his embarking on a career in the region’s Labor Movement, Chris Borgatti – a former Staff Member with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – is the newest addition to the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s (WNYALF) Staff.
The 28-year-old Borgatti recently sat down with WNYLaborToday.com at the WNYALF’s Buffalo Offices to talk about what he hopes to accomplish as the Federation’s newest Staff Member/Organizer in the coming months, as well as in the long term – including across Niagara County, where he grew up in Lewiston and now lives in Niagara Falls.
“I just feel things are ‘falling into place’ for me. The transition ‘wasn’t hard. I ‘understand what it takes to be comfortable’ at work,” Borgatti (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper.
“Right now, the ‘number one goal’ is to ‘defeat’ (Republican Presidential Candidate) Donald Trump,” he said. “Second is ‘working with’ Labor’s endorsed candidates ‘in an effort to build Labor’s future and its infrastructure.’ In Niagara County, I’m working on (New York State Assemblyman) John Ceretto’s (re-election) campaign – talking to Union Members ‘about a number of important issues,’ including Workers’ Rights.”
WNYALF President Richard Lipsitz said bringing Borgatti aboard lets the Labor Federation “do more across the region that you can’t do with just one (staffer).” To read more click on the following link