How Donald Trump Could Use the Presidency to Aid His Business Interests


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the press following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Nov. 10, 2016.(Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Trump Organization spent months trying to drive off the culinary union from its Las Vegas hotel, losing one legal battle after another before a federal labor board.

Soon Donald Trump’s company, which has refused to bargain with the union after housekeepers and other employees voted to join last December, could gain some leverage.

As president, Trump will be able to appoint two new members to the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a 3-2 Republican majority that could be more sympathetic to Trump.

“We hope that Mr. Trump doesn’t use his power to interfere, considering he has a financial interest in the outcome,” said Bethany Khan, spokeswoman for Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

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