NYSUT Statement On The Passing Of Union Leader Hector Figueroa

July 12, 2019

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa:

“The entire NYSUT family is deeply saddened to hear of Hector’s passing. A true champion of the working class, Hector fought tirelessly to ensure hardworking New Yorkers were able to achieve a better life for themselves and their families. His work to empower New Yorkers, particularly immigrant communities, in the political arena was critical in shaping major debates and ultimately policies. On behalf of NYSUT members across New York, I extend my sincerest and deepest condolences to his wife, Deirdre; his children, Eric and Elena; the Figueroa family and the entire 32BJ family.”