Jul 12, 2019 | Press Release

Statement from NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO join with New York City's entire labor movement in mourning the loss of our friend Hector Figueroa. Hector dedicated his entire professional life to seeking racial, social, and economic justice for all working people and their families.

Hector never backed down from a fight when workers' rights or the rights of marginalized communities were on the line. He was a tireless advocate not only for the members of 32BJ SEIU but for New York City's workers, as well as the lives of workers everywhere.

Hector's decades of leadership, including his time on the NYC CLC's Executive Board, strengthened our movement and improved the lives and conditions of countless working families. On behalf of our Executive Board, affiliates and staff, we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to Hector's family, to his colleagues, and to the thousands of 32BJ members he fought for every day.