AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka (Left), with AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney at a conference in Pittsburgh (2009).
Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation (ITC) joins the entire labor movement in mourning the passing of AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney. President Sweeney worked tirelessly throughout his life as an advocate for working families. As a champion of social justice, President Sweeney understood the power of AFL-CIO branded investment vehicles in amplifying workers’ voices. President Sweeney never missed an opportunity to advocate for how labor’s investments could be effectively aligned with its values.
His legacy lives on today as the power and reach of AFL-CIO investment vehicles continue to expand the impact of our capital. President Sweeney will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they honor his life and memory.
To honor his life, contributions can be made to the “John J. Sweeney ’55, ’10H Scholarship Fund” at Iona College.
To learn more about President Sweeney’s life and career, please click here.