Longtime Mercury News reporter Frank Sweeney dies at 78

After a 37-year career at the Mercury News, Sweeney, who retired in 2004, died Aug. 22, 2021.

Read his obituary in the San Jose Mercury News.

“Luther Jackson, executive officer of the Guild from 1995 to 2009, described Sweeney as a caring and canny negotiator who was “always several steps ahead of management. I hope current and retired Guild members appreciate Frank’s role in the health care, pensions and other benefits that they enjoy.””

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