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.
Among the 5,000 scheduled to attend were day laborers from as far away as Florida and taxi drivers from New York City.
But there were also several international guests, including representatives from the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, trade unionists from Pakistan and representatives from the Myanmar Federation of Trade Unions.
Mohammed Zahoor Awan, general secretary of the Pakistan Workers Federation, said he came to share "brotherly feelings" and solidarity...