What real leadership looks like: Héctor J. Figueroa

This is what Puerto Rico needs … real leaders!!
“Héctor J. Figueroa was elected President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union … “


Héctor J. Figueroa was elected President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country, in 2012.  The union represent 155,000 property service workers in eleven states and Washington, D.C.

32BJ was critical in getting the New York state government to raise its minimum wage to $15. It also spearheaded recent union contracts at JFK and LaGuardia airports. And it is now showing great leadership, with respect to the economic crisis in Puerto Rico.

Héctor knows the island well. He was born in Ponce, where his parents were both public school teachers. In 1998, after 24 years of struggle, they finally won collective bargaining rights with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). At the time, Hector was SEIU’s Organizing Director for Puerto Rico.

On May 14, 2016, 32BJ coordinated and hosted an all-day conference on the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. The goal was to share…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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