1199SEIU caregivers mourn the passing of Congressman Donald Payne Jr.

April 24, 2024

Statement of George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU, and Milly Silva, Secretary Treasurer of 1199SEIU:

“The caregivers of 1199SEIU express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., who led a life serving New Jersey’s working families.  From his native city of Newark to the halls of Congress, Rep. Payne was a staunch advocate for healthcare, civil rights and economic justice.  He is someone who 1199SEIU members could count on to stand by our side in the fight for quality care and good jobs in our communities. We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of New Jersey’s most compassionate and thoughtful leaders.  Our hearts are with his family at this difficult time."