Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal
Members of UNITE HERE Local 54, considered to be the biggest casino workers work union in Atlantic City, voted in support of a prospective hit at the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
According to the information released, about 80per cent or 1,000 people of neighborhood 54 cast a vote that is positive this provides their nod for a strike become called by the work union’s negotiating committee, in the event it discovers any particular one is important.
At the moment, chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. are represented by Atlantic City’s branch of UNITE HERE. Nevertheless, no card dealers are members of the union. Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for Local 54, remarked that if workers decide to continue strike, their jobs will not be impacted.
Currently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. However, billionaire investor Carl Icahn would be to swap his $292-million financial obligation in the gambling operator in exchange for ownership associated with casino home. The businessman has guaranteed he would do his better to restore the place’s previous glory and turn it in to a profitable one.
Last October, Taj Mahal workers had their pension and medical insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) people within the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would just take fee of the struggling home. Since that time, there is an ongoing dispute between the businessman and regional 54 users. The matter was delivered to court and is now evaluated by the 3rd Circuit U.S. (mer…)