I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Héctor Figueroa, one of the great champions of todays labor movement and of the rights of all people.
Héctor spent his career fighting to improve peoples lives. In addition to being a friend, he was a critical partner in the progressive policies we fought for in the Assembly Majority, and were finally able to achieve this year. His leadership as President of 32BJ SEIU has put them at the frontline fighting for social and economic justice, voting rights, immigrants rights and environmental protections. Héctor's dedication to labor and human rights was unmatched.
My heart goes out to Deidre, Eric and Elena, as well as his friends and union brothers and sisters. He will be dearly missed.