PRESIDENT NAMES JOHN J. SWEENEY TO THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON EMPLOYMENT POLICY
The President today announced his intent to appoint John J. Sweeney to the National Commission for Employment Policy.
John J. Sweeney of Maryland is President of the Service Employees International Union. Mr. Sweeney was elected to his fourth four-year term as President in 1992. He was first elected President of the Service Employees International Union in 1980, and served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Union in 1979. Mr. Sweeney was elected to the Service Employees Executive Board in 1972 and became International Vice President in 1973. He also serves as Vice President of the AFL-CIO, as a member of its Executive Council and as Chair of the AFL-CIO's Organizing and Field Services Committee and the Health Care Committee. Mr. Sweeney graduated with a degree in economics from Iona College in 1955.
The National Commission for Employment Policy was established in order to examine the development, coordination and administration of employment and training programs, and to advise the President and the Congress on national employment and training issues.