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The AFL-CIO convention and the state of labor unions

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Today, the AFL-CIO is in the midst of a four day convention in Los Angeles. The tag line for the event: "Dream. Innovate. Act." 

The need to innovate and act is great these days, as the number of card-carrying union members has been on the decline for some time now. For more, we turn to Chris Tilly, the director of UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.