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John J. Sweeney - United States

President of the American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). A native of Bronx, New York, Mr. Sweeney has been President of the AFL-CIO since 1995. His trade union career began as a research assistant with the Ladies Garment Workers. In 1960, he joined the SEIO as a contract director for New York City, and went on to become President of the International union in 1980, an office which he held for four terms before being elected as the President of the AFL-CIO.

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