ALBANY, N.Y. July 12, 2019 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Héctor Figueroa:
“The entire NYSUT family is deeply saddened to hear of Héctor’s passing. A true champion of the working class, Héctor 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, Deidre; his children, Eric and Elena; the Figueroa family and the entire 32BJ family.”
Photo via 32BJ Facebook page.
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.