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Biden Honors Labor ‘Giant’ Sweeney

February 4, 2021

President Biden on Wednesday honored the late John Sweeney, former leader of the AFL-CIO labor union, calling him “a giant of the American labor movement, and a good man.” Sweeney died Monday at the age of 86. “I had the honor and privilege of working closely with John Sweeney during his leadership of […]

John J. Sweeney, Crusading Labor Leader, is Dead at 86

February 3, 2021

John J. Sweeney, a New York union researcher who climbed to the pinnacle of the American labor movement in the 1990s, leading the AFL-CIO for 14 years through an era of fading union membership but rising political influence, died on […]

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