Unions to cooperate on worker issues

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network said Wednesday they would cooperate on union issues across the United States.

U.S. immigration rallies draw 1 million

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Well over a million U.S. immigrants and their supporters in some 150 cities rallied peacefully against a congressional clampdown and possible deportations.

Trial begins for 5 Democratic workers

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Trial began Monday for five Kerry-Edwards campaign workers accused of slashing the tires of cars rented by Republican operatives in Milwaukee.

Lawmaker: Facial hair a macho thing

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A New York Congressman says facial hair made him feel vibrant, but when he shaved off his mustache once -- about 20 years ago -- it made his daughter cry.

AFL-CIO head reaches out to dissidents

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The head of AFL-CIO says members of three unions that left the U.S. labor organization last month may still participate in state and local AFL-CIO activities.

UFCW union third to quit AFL-CIO

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The 1.4 million member United Food and Commercial Workers Friday became the third major union to end its affiliation with the AFL-CIO.

AFL-CIO wraps up tumultuous convention

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- The nation's largest organized labor group is wrapping up its 50th convention with the same president but without two major labor unions.

AFL-CIO approves diversity plan

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- A day after two of its largest member unions quit, the AFL-CIO Tuesday unveiled plans to increase diversity within leadership of the organized labor movement.

AFL-CIO chief 'disappointed' at defections

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- AFL-CIO President John Sweeney told his organization's convention in Chicago Monday he was "deeply disappointed" two unions refused to attend.

Teamsters, SEIU leaving AFL-CIO

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- The Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union bolted from the AFL-CIO Monday, saying organized labor must pay more attention to organizing.

AFL-CIO goes after CAFTA, on TV

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO began airing U.S. TV commercials Wednesday against the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Service employees may leave AFL-CIO

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 (UPI) -- A major showdown in U.S. organized labor is shaping up at July's AFL-CIO convention in Chicago after the service employees union voted to quit the federation.

Union bashes investment firms on Social Security reform

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Several hundred labor union members gathered Thursday in front of the offices of Charles Schwab Corporation and Wachovia Corporation in Washington, D.C. and aro

Bottom Line: Lou Dobbs's bon crusade

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- In a few weeks, CNN anchorman-reporter Lou Dobbs will receive the 2004 Tocqueville Statesmanship Award for his relentless coverage of the giveaway of U.S. jobs,

Report cites abuses in U.S. meat industry

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- AFL-CI0 President John Sweeney is praising a Human Rights Watch report that accuses U.S. meatpacking and poultry industries of abusing workers' rights.
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John Sweeney
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on January 18, 2006. Sweeney discussed what he sees as the erosion of good American jobs. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

John Roland Sweeney (June 20, 1931, Saint John, New Brunswick - died July 7, 2001, Kitchener, Ontario) was a Canadian politician and educator.

Sweeney moved to Ontario in his youth, and was educated at the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's Degree in Education. A devout Roman Catholic, Sweeney served as the Waterloo Catholic District School Board's first director of education from 1969 until 1975 when he entered provincial politics with his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). Sweeney defeated Progressive Conservative Morley Rosenberg by 1,745 votes in Kitchener—Wilmot in the 1975 election, and was re-elected with increased majorities in the elections of 1977 and 1981.

He was a candidate in the 1982 Liberal leadership convention, but was eliminated on the first ballot, finishing last in a field of five candidates with only 122 votes.

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