Your piece on the death of Miguel Contreras ("Leader Who Restored Labor's Clout in L.A. Dies," Obituary, May 7) noted that he focused on advancing the influence of Latinos while building coalitions with African American pastors and community leaders. In fact, he worked toward true diversity in the labor movement.
When I was president of my local, Miguel asked if my name could be put forward for a seat on the executive board of the L.A. County Federation of Labor. His reason? He said he needed more women on the board. Miguel was so persuasive that I had to say yes, and I served on the board for several years.