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
Naquasia LeGrand was an apolitical fast-food worker before meeting a union organizer. Now she's one of the most vocal backers of a movement to double the $7.50-an-hour minimum.
The quadrennial convention of the AFL-CIO. the nation's largest labor federation, has attracted a diverse crowd from across the nation and around the world to the Los Angeles Convention Center.
On the first full day of the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, labor leaders were expected to debate and vote on a resolution that they hope will bring into the fold new non-union groups, adding hundreds of thousands of new members.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged labor leaders Sunday to prepare for an uphill battle as they seek to strengthen the labor movement, beat back "powerful interests" and enact financial reform.
The quadrennial AFL-CIO convention kicks off in Los Angeles on Sunday with the aim to coalesce unions and progressive groups who are here to strategize ways to reinvigorate the flailing labor movement.
The AFL-CIO, the nation's largest affiliation of unions, is trying to create a political coalition with progressive groups to counter conservative successes.
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