Members Mourn Passing of SEIU 721 President
Linda Dent, the first woman and first Black president of L.A.'s largest union, recently died at the age of 68 after battling pancreatic cancer. A progressive union leader respected for campaigning for labor rights, higher wages, and her fierce dedication to economic justice, President Dent will be missed by many.
Under SEI bylaws, LACERA Board of Investments Trustee David Green (the Vice President of SEIU) has succeeded her as president of the union. Speaking to SEI 721's communications department, Trustee Green mourned President Dent, saying "We lost a lioness of labor. But we owe it to Linda to keep pushing."