Person Detail: John J. Sweeney
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|Full Name: John J. Sweeney|
(1934-2021) Labor leader, memoirist. John J. Sweeney was born in the Bronx, New York, and died in Bethesda, Maryland.
John Joseph Sweeney was born in the Bronx, New York, on May 5, 1934.
Mr. Sweeney attended St. Barnabas Elementary School in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York, in 1952.
Mr. Sweeney received a bachelor's degree in economics from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, in 1956.
Looking Back, Moving Forward: My Life in the American Labor Movement
(Pub: Bookbaby ISBN: 1483592359 / 978-1483592350 )
America Needs a Raise: Fighting for Economic Security and Social Justice
(Pub: Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company ISBN: 0395823005 / 978-0395823002 )
Nonfiction written with David Kusnet.
Solutions for the New Workforce: Policies for a New Social Contract
(Pub: Seven Locks Press ISBN: 0932020631 / 978-0932020635 )
Nonfiction written with Karen Nussbaum.
John J. Sweeney died at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, on February 1, 2021.
New York County
Mr. Sweeney worked for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in Manhattan, New York.