Today’s Labor Quote: John J. Sweeney
“In the ‘Nike Economy,’ there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn’t working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States.”
Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009, was born in The Bronx on May 5, 1934. photo: AFL-CIO Vice-President Linda Chavez Thompson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Teamsters President James Hoffa and United Auto Workers President Steve Yokich at Seattle WTO protest: photo by David Bacon
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