George Hardy, 79, a forceful, outspoken labor leader who...

Deaths elsewhere

September 19, 1990

George Hardy, 79, a forceful, outspoken labor leader who was among the early organizers of janitors, public employees and health-care workers for the Service Employees International Union, died Thursday of respiratory failure at a San Francisco hospital. He was international president of the 935,000-member union, the fifth largest in the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. He was also a vice president of the federation and a member of its executive council.

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