Bloomberg News and The Washington Post report that the AFL-CIO will be downsizing its Washington D.C. headquarters staff. Per the Post:

The AFL-CIO confirmed Monday that it will dismiss “several dozens” of the roughly 400 staff and furlough others working at its headquarters just north of Lafayette Square in Washington. Earlier, in December, the separate Service Employees International Union warned employees that it “must plan for a 30 percent reduction” in its budget by Jan. 1, 2018.

In addition to eroding membership, the labor federation faces government and court challenges to its ability to collect dues and new “right-to-work” laws in states that make organizing difficult.

AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein on Monday blamed the job cuts on “the concerted attacks of corporate America on our rights” and said also that “it’s the changing economy and changing workforce and we’re having to react to that.”