Unions tighten belts ahead of Trump administration

Kimberly Adams Dec 27, 2016
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Members of the Service Employees International Union call for an increased minimum wage. David McNew/Getty Images

Unions tighten belts ahead of Trump administration

Kimberly Adams Dec 27, 2016
Members of the Service Employees International Union call for an increased minimum wage. David McNew/Getty Images
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Labor unions are preparing for big changes ahead of a Trump presidency. The Service Employees International Union — the second-largest union in the country — is planning significant budget cuts starting next year.

They expect so-called “right-to-work” laws and a changing legal landscape for union-related cases to drastically lower their revenues. SEIU has more than two million members; about half of them work in the public sector. 

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