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AFL-CIO calls for pension protection

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Declaring "No More Business as Usual," AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Thursday called on Arthur Andersen's Managing Partner Larry Gorrell to set an example by p
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Labor splits on ANWR

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Teamsters' Union President James P. Hoffa sat with first lady Laura Bush during the State of the Union address this year.
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NY budget faces $7 billion shortfall

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- New York Gov. George Pataki released his $88.6 billion budget Tuesday and said he will close the $6.8 billion shortfall caused by the terrorist attacks by: cutt
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EPA decides on Hudson River dredging

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday moved forward with an almost half-billion dollar project to clean up toxic waste in the Hudson River by formally
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NY gets more WTC aid from Congress

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- New York has never had an easy time of getting federal money out of Washington, but city officials Friday succeeded in claiming another $1.5 billion in emergenc

NY gets more aid from Congress

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- New York has never had an easy time of getting federal money out of Washington, and dispite the largest causalities ever experienced in one day at the World Tra

Billions separate New York and Bush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Democrats and Republicans in New York's congressional delegation are considering a plan to buck House Republican leaders and defy a presidential veto threat in
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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)
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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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