• Date Of Birth: May 5, 1934
  • Date Of Death: February 1, 2021
  • Spouse: Maureen P. Sweeney
  • Occupation: Labor leader
  • City: Bethesda
  • State: Maryland

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.

Sweeney co-edited a study about the labor movement and has co-written two books about unions, including America Needs a Raise: Fighting for Economic Security and Social Justice. He was married to Maureen Power, a former schoolteacher, and lived with her in Bethesda, Maryland. He had two children, John (an information technology professional) and Patricia (who owns a site selection company, Sweeney Contract Solutions, LLC), and a granddaughter, Kennedy.

Sweeney’s hobbies included golf and bowling. He died on February 1, 2021, at his home in Bethesda at the age of 86. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.