Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal
Users of UNITE HERE Local 54, considered to be the casino workers that are biggest work union in Atlantic City, voted in support of a potential strike during the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
According to the information released, about 80% or 1,000 members of neighborhood 54 cast a positive vote, thus giving their nod for a hit to be called by the labor union’s negotiating committee, in case it discovers this one is important.
At present, chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. are represented by Atlantic City’s branch of UNITE HERE. However, no card dealers are users for the union. Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for regional 54, pointed out that if workers opt to go on hit, their jobs will never be affected.
Presently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. Nonetheless, billionaire investor Carl Icahn would be to swap his $292-million debt in the gambling operator in exchange for ownership regarding the casino property. The businessman has promised which he would do their best to restore the venue’s former glory and transform it in to a profitable one.
Last October, Taj Mahal employees had their pension and medical insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) people included in the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would take cost regarding the property that is struggling. Since then, there has been a dispute that is ongoing the businessman and regional 54 users. The situation ended up being delivered to court and is now evaluated by the Circuit that is 3rd U.S of Appeals. Continue reading Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal