Atlantic City Casino Workers Approve Strike at Taj Mahal
People of UNITE HERE Local 54, considered to be the casino workers that are biggest work union in Atlantic City, voted in support of a possible strike during the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
Based on the information released, about 80% or 1,000 people of Local 54 cast a positive vote, thus giving their nod for a strike become called by the labor union’s negotiating committee, in the event it finds this one is necessary.
At present, cooks, 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 employees choose carry on attack, their jobs won’t be impacted.
Presently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. However, billionaire investor Carl Icahn would be to swap his $292-million debt in the gambling operator in exchange for ownership for the casino home. The businessman has guaranteed into a profitable one that he would do his best to restore the venue’s former glory and turn it.
Final October, Taj Mahal workers had their retirement and health insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) ones included in the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would take cost of the property that is struggling. Since then, there has been a dispute that is ongoing the businessman and neighborhood 54 users. The situation ended up being taken to court and is now reviewed by the Circuit that is 3rd U.S of Appeals.