John Sweeney

Happy Labor Day!This is the national holiday set aside to recognize the efforts and contributions of America’s Workforce.

So I want to revisit my interview almost a quarter-century ago with the man who was America’s top labor leader for 14 years.

John Sweeney was president of the AFL-CIO. I met him in 1996, about a year after he assumed the presidency of the Union.

I met him about a year after he became the president of the AFL-CIO.

So here now, from 1996, John Sweeney.

John Sweeney remained at the top of the AFL-CIO until 2009.

He’s 86 now, and he and his wife live just outside Washington, DC.