Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal
People of UNITE HERE Local 54, considered to be the biggest casino workers labor union in Atlantic City, voted in favor of a potential hit at the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
Based on the information released, about 80per cent or 1,000 members of neighborhood 54 cast a vote that is positive this provides their nod for a attack become called by the work union’s negotiating committee, in case it discovers any particular one is necessary.
At present, chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. are represented by Atlantic City’s branch of UNITE HERE. But, no card dealers are members associated with the union. Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for neighborhood 54, remarked that if workers decide to go on strike, their jobs won’t be affected.
Currently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. Nonetheless, billionaire investor Carl Icahn is to swap their $292-million financial obligation into the gambling operator in return for ownership regarding the casino home. The businessman has promised he would do his best to restore the venue’s previous glory and change it in to a lucrative one.
Last October, Taj Mahal workers had their pension and medical health insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) ones within the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would just take fee of the struggling home. Subsequently, there has been an ongoing dispute between the businessman and Local 54 people. The situation had been taken to court and it is now evaluated by the third Circuit U.S.Continue reading