PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT July-17-2019

Sweeney Issues Statement on the Passing of 32BJ President Hector Figueroa

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the sudden passing of Hector Figueroa, the President of 32BJ SEIU:

“My heart goes out to the friends and family of Hector Figueroa. This is a tragic and sudden loss not only for the family, but for working people throughout the region and across the country. In a life that was cut far too short, Hector fought for the rights, wages and dignity of hardworking men and women in diverse professions and walks of life.

“To say Hector will be missed would be to understate the impact his passing will have on his family, his union members and the labor movement throughout New York and New Jersey. Thank you, Hector, for all you have done to make our communities stronger, fairer, more empowered and better represented. Your legacy will live on.”

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