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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fear of Trump Triggers Deep Spending Cuts by Nation's Second Largest Union

In a clear sign that labor unions are bracing for lean times under Donald Trump, the massive Service Employees International Union is planning for a 30 percent budget cut over the next year, according to an internal memo reviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek.

"Because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, we will face serious threats to the ability of working people to join together in unions," SEIU President Mary Kay Henry wrote in an internal memo dated Dec. 14.

SEIU, like most of its peers, was already in a state of slow-motion crisis before Trump's victory. Things will only get worse after inauguration, when organized labor will find itself without a friend in the White House.

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Anonymous said...

unions have been the death of our economy. there was a time when they were needed. 80 to 100 years ago. now they are just self serving.

Anonymous said...

members should demand due decreases of 50%.

Anonymous said...

you only 'cut back spending' when conservatives are in charge...idiots, all of you. shameful that people must join your stupid, greedy union.

Steve said...

You are just admitting to your own idiocy. Now, it has come to fruition! Welcome to Conservative values!