Tag: Hector Figueroa

Even in Death, Héctor Figueroa Continues to Inspire Working People
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Even in Death, Héctor Figueroa Continues to Inspire Working People

New York, NY – When late 32BJ SEIU leader Héctor Figueroa was memorialized at Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan earlier this week, the family requested donations made in his name be sent to groups confronting climate change and advocating immigration reform. It was telling. Before his untimely death on July 11, at age 57, Figueroa…

Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City
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Sudden Death of 32BJ Leader Héctor Figueroa Shocks City

NEW YORK, N.Y.—32BJ SEIU President Héctor J. Figueroa, an outspoken immigrants-rights advocate whose organizing campaigns dramatically expanded the building-service workers’ union, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack July 11. He was 57.  “This is a devastating loss,” 32BJ said in a statement. “In his many years of service to our union, to the labor…