Members of UNITE HERE Local 54, known to be the casino workers that are biggest labor union in Atlantic City, voted in support of a possible strike during the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.
Based on the information released, about 80per cent or 1,000 members of regional 54 cast a positive vote, this provides you with their nod for a strike become called by the labor union's negotiating committee, in the event it discovers this 1 is essential.
At present, chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. are represented by Atlantic City's branch of UNITE HERE. However, no card dealers are users of the union. Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for neighborhood 54, remarked that if workers choose to carry on hit, their jobs won't be affected.
Presently, Taj Mahal is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts. However, billionaire investor Carl Icahn is always to swap his $292-million debt within the gambling operator in return for ownership for the casino property. The businessman has promised which he would do his best to restore the venue's former glory and change it as a profitable one.
Final October, Taj Mahal employees had their retirement and health insurance plans reduced and replaced with 401(k) people within the conditions, under which Mr. Icahn would just take charge associated with the struggling property. Subsequently, there has been an ongoing dispute between the businessman and Local 54 users. The situation had been brought to court and it is now reviewed by the third Circuit U.S.