Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal
Members of UNITE HERE Local 54, considered to be the casino workers that are biggest work union in Atlantic City, voted and only a potential hit at the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
Based on the information released, about 80percent or 1,000 members of regional 54 cast a vote that is positive this provides their nod for a strike become called by the labor union’s negotiating committee, in the event it discovers this one is important.
At present, chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. are represented by Atlantic City’s branch of UNITE HERE. Nonetheless, no card dealers are people of the union. Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for neighborhood 54, noticed that if workers choose to go on strike, their jobs will not be affected.
Presently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. However, billionaire investor Carl Icahn is to swap their $292-million debt within the gambling operator in return for ownership for the casino property. The businessman has promised which he would do their better to restore the location’s former glory and transform it into a profitable one.
Final October, Taj Mahal workers had their retirement and medical insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) ones within the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would simply take cost associated with the struggling property. Since that time, there is a dispute that is ongoing the businessman and neighborhood 54 people. The situation had been delivered to court and it is now evaluated by the 3rd Circuit U.S.