John Sweeney

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Birthday
5, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
New York

About

Labor leader who served as the President of the national trade union center known as AFL–CIO from 1995 to 2009. He was previously President of the national SEIU, where he pushed for improvements to laws regarding issues like health care reform and immigrant rights.

Before Fame

He worked as a clerk at IBM after graduating with a degree in Economics from Iona College.

Trivia

He published the book America Needs a Raise: Fighting for Economic Security and Social Justice in 2000.

Family Life

He married schoolteacher Maureen Power, with whom he has children named John and Patricia.

Associated With

He and Cesar Chavez are both prominent labor leaders.