Wal-Mart has shown exactly why our nation needs the Employee Free Choice ActUnions want FEC to investigate Wal-Mart Aug 14, 2008
The work being done by worker centers and NDLON in particular is some of the most important work in the labor movement today, and it's time to bring our organizations closer togetherUnions to cooperate on worker issues Aug 09, 2006
Despite the conflicts and even the divisions we've suffered, I think we all feel a new sense of clarity about our mission and new energy propelling us toward our goalsAFL-CIO wraps up tumultuous convention Jul 28, 2005
The leadership of the union movement needs to accurately reflect the diversity of our membership and communitiesAFL-CIO approves diversity plan Jul 26, 2005
We will not allow women, people of color, gay or lesbian workers or brothers and sisters with disabilities to be denied the fruits of their labor in the workplaceAFL-CIO approves diversity plan Jul 26, 2005
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.