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AFL-CIO convention kicks off in Los Angeles
AFL-CIO convention kicks off in Los Angeles

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. With about 5,000 attendees expected to attend the gathering, labor leaders and others have prepared an agenda covering a variety of issues and resolutions that include immigration reform, voting rights, racial justice and the Affordable Care Act. The convention has brought together new allies to the labor movement who are hammering out a workable plan to combine the memberships of unions and groups that include the Sierra Club, the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza.  ...

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