They may have been spending like the proverbial ‘drunken sailor’ on their Fight for $15 campaigns around the country, but the Service Employees International Union has decided to tighten the purse strings a bit in the face of the Republican electoral landslide in the November elections.  The nation’s second-largest labor union will cut 10% of its $300 million budget in 2017 and shift its focus toward the 2018 mid-term elections to get more pro-union democrat candidates elected. National president Mary Kay Henry wrote in an internal memo two weeks ago that the union must “focus our resources and energy on the fights that position us to retake power in 2018, 2020 and beyond.” Forewarned is forearmed!