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Full coverage: AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles

AFL-CIO Convention in Los AngelesThe 12-million-member AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest affiliation of unions, is holding its convention in Los Angeles starting Sunday. Some 4,000 delegates are expected for the event, which occurs every four years. Attendees will elect union officers as well as debate the group’s direction as the labor movement seeks to revive its ranks. Favorite Tweets by @latimesbiz

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses AFL-CIO convention

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  • Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case

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