Trump hotel spent $500,000 to block maids union
The Culinary Workers Union organized at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.
The union won the election in December — but not without a fight from hotel owners Trump Ruffin Commercial LLC. That’s a joint venture between the likely GOP nominee and casino magnate Phil Ruffin, himself a major financial backer of Trump’s presidential run. According to Labor Department disclosure forms, Trump Ruffin shelled out more than half a million dollars last year to a consulting firm that combats union organizing efforts.
But Trump thinks union workers will vote for him in droves, just like everyone else.
“I believe [union] members will be voting for me in much larger numbers than for her,” Trump declared last month.
Before entering the voting booth, those union members might want to know how much money one of Trump’s businesses has spent in an effort to persuade low-wage workers not to unionize.