Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today released the following statement regarding the sudden passing of 32BJ SEIU president Héctor Figueroa.
“It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to a tireless advocate and true leader whose influence extended far beyond New York, fighting for working people across the entire nation. Héctor dedicated his life to pushing the labor movement forward, and New York is a better place today because of him. My thoughts and prayers are with Héctor’s family, friends, and loved ones during this extremely difficult time. Mi más sentido pésame por la pérdida de un gigante.”