On July 11, 2019, SEIU 32BJ President Hector Figueroa died suddenly.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:
Hector Figueroa was a fierce advocate for working people and a voice for those most in need. His kindness and humanity will be missed by all who knew him. The UFT family is here for his family and for our 32BJ brothers and sisters.