John Joseph Sweeney (May 5, 1934 – February 1, 2021) was an American labor leader who served as president of the AFL–CIO from 1995 to 2009.
|President of the AFL–CIO|
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Donahue|
|Succeeded by||Richard Trumka|
|8th President of the Service Employees International Union|
|Preceded by||George Hardy|
|Succeeded by||Richard Cordtz|
John Joseph Sweeney
May 5, 1934
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 1, 2021 (aged 86)|
|Spouse(s)||Maureen P. Sweeney|
|Parent(s)||James Sweeney, Agnes Sweeney|
|Alma mater||Iona College|
From 1995 to 2009, he was the President of the American Federation of Labor–CIO, the nation's largest trade union organization. He formerly served as President of the national SEIU, where he lobbied for changes to laws affecting subjects such as health care reform and immigration rights.
He married schoolteacher Maureen Power, with whom he has children named John and Patricia.
After graduating from Iona College with a degree in Economics, he worked as a clerk at IBM.
He published the book America Needs a Raise: Fighting for Economic Security and Social Justice in 2000.
He and Cesar Chavez are both prominent labor leaders.
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