Detroit Michigan AFL CIO President John Sweeney at the Detroit Labor Day parade
RMANRJY1Detroit Michigan AFL CIO President John Sweeney at the Detroit Labor Day parade
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-Ma) and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry host a meeting on economic issues with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney (L) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin (R), at the Kerrys' house on Beacon Hill in Boston April 2, 2004. Kerry is hosting meetings with advisors and supporters on several issues as he spends several days at home recovering from shoulder surgery. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION  JRB/HB
RM2CRXCRGDemocratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-Ma) and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry host a meeting on economic issues with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney (L) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin (R), at the Kerrys' house on Beacon Hill in Boston April 2, 2004. Kerry is hosting meetings with advisors and supporters on several issues as he spends several days at home recovering from shoulder surgery. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION JRB/HB
Retiring AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Speaks at Labor Federation's Convention
RMBE5EEMRetiring AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Speaks at Labor Federation's Convention
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney speaks on the 40 million member mobilization campaign for the upcoming mid-term elections, at the AFL-CIO annual Labor Day news conference, in Washington on August 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
RMW0D78XAFL-CIO President John Sweeney speaks on the 40 million member mobilization campaign for the upcoming mid-term elections, at the AFL-CIO annual Labor Day news conference, in Washington on August 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
AFL CIO President John Sweeney
RMAEPPA2AFL CIO President John Sweeney
John Sweeny (former) president of the AFL-CIO speaking to striking university workers © Stacy Walsh Rosenstock/Alamy
RMCYX2N3John Sweeny (former) president of the AFL-CIO speaking to striking university workers © Stacy Walsh Rosenstock/Alamy
Sep 03, 2003; Detroit, MI, USA; In an upstairs hallway of Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, AFL-CIO President JOHN SWEENEY, left, and UAW President RON GETTELFINGER met briefly alone before Sweeney moved on to breakfast with other union leaders. He later spoke at a meeting of the Economic Club of Detro
RMCAAJW9Sep 03, 2003; Detroit, MI, USA; In an upstairs hallway of Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, AFL-CIO President JOHN SWEENEY, left, and UAW President RON GETTELFINGER met briefly alone before Sweeney moved on to breakfast with other union leaders. He later spoke at a meeting of the Economic Club of Detro
President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney.
RMC4HWAXPresident Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney.
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, August 26, 2008. (Photo by Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT/Sipa USA)
RM2F13832AFL-CIO President John Sweeney addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, August 26, 2008. (Photo by Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT/Sipa USA)
United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama present the 2010 Medal of Freedom, 'the Nation's highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors', to AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. .Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP
RMJN0DD1United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama present the 2010 Medal of Freedom, 'the Nation's highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors', to AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. .Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP
KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: CVN-DEMOCRATS KRT PHOTO BY RICHARD MICHAEL PRUITT/DALLAS MORNING NEWS (July 29) BOSTON, MA - AFL-CIO President John Sweeney speaks to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thursday, July 29, 2004. (Photo by mvw) 2004
RM2F19WGBKRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: CVN-DEMOCRATS KRT PHOTO BY RICHARD MICHAEL PRUITT/DALLAS MORNING NEWS (July 29) BOSTON, MA - AFL-CIO President John Sweeney speaks to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, on Thursday, July 29, 2004. (Photo by mvw) 2004
KRT BUSINESS STORY SLUGGED: AFLCIO KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK BERMAN/CHICAGO TRIBUNE (July 26) CHICAGO, IL -- Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president, left, Rev. Jesse Jackson, middle, and AFL-CIO president John Sweeney raise their arms after Jackson's speech to the labor union's delegates on the second day of their convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by mvw) 2005
RM2F182PEKRT BUSINESS STORY SLUGGED: AFLCIO KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK BERMAN/CHICAGO TRIBUNE (July 26) CHICAGO, IL -- Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president, left, Rev. Jesse Jackson, middle, and AFL-CIO president John Sweeney raise their arms after Jackson's speech to the labor union's delegates on the second day of their convention on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by mvw) 2005
KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: OVERTIME KRT PHOTO BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT (August 23) WASHINGTON, DC - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) holds a news conference to 'protest President Bush's take away of overtime for over six million U.S. workers.' AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) deliver remarks. (Photo by cwk) 2004
RM2F19MW9KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: OVERTIME KRT PHOTO BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT (August 23) WASHINGTON, DC - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) holds a news conference to 'protest President Bush's take away of overtime for over six million U.S. workers.' AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) deliver remarks. (Photo by cwk) 2004