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Jul 16

ATU on the passing of 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa

Silver Spring, MD – John A. Costa, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) released the following statement in reaction to the death of Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

“On behalf of the more than 200,000 ATU members and the ATU General Executive Board, we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and brothers and sisters at 32BJ SEIU on the unexpected and tragic death of Hector Figueroa.

“Hector was a true labor leader and stalwart champion of working people and their families in New York City and across the country. Throughout his career he fought hard to empower workers, especially immigrant workers, to fight for their rights and respect through his work on the Fight for $15 campaign, Justice for Janitors, and countless other campaigns.

“His untimely death is a true loss for the labor movement and our nation.  Hector will be remembered for his commitment, dedication and tireless work to improve the lives of all people throughout our country.”