In another blow of bad news to organized labor, The Hill reports this morning that SEIU will be laying off staff from its headquarters in a further admission that their job-destroying policy push has been a failure:
The Service Employees International Union is reportedly laying off staff at its headquarters after spending about $60 million on politics and lobbying and $19 million on the Fight for 15 movement in 2016.
An earlier report indicated that despite spending more than $90 million on their so-called “Fight for $15” campaign that would eliminate 7 million jobs, SEIU cannot point to “a single major policy victory.”
After citing the need to “dramatically re-think” how to implement the union’s strategy, Henry’s all-staff letter announces that SEIU “must plan for a 30% reduction” in the international union’s budget by Jan. 1, 2018, including a 10 percent cut effective at the start of 2017.
As these cuts now come to fruition now in the form of staff layoffs, it’s more apparent than ever that Big Labor’s out-of-touch policy agenda has suffered the ultimate rejection and their failed ideas will only continue to fade into irrelevance and they lose political clout.