Workers picketing the Trump Taj Mahal have actually until 5 pm ET on Monday, July 18 to accept a healthcare that is new, or it's off the dining table for good. That's the word this from the Atlantic City casino's owner, Icahn Enterprises week.
Striking union workers outside the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City also demonstrated outside Donald Trump's ny offices this week.
The strike at the Taj was ongoing since Friday, July 1, when around 1,000 bar staff, chefs, porters, and cleaners, organized by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, strolled off the premises in protest at the loss of medical and pension benefits.
Action proceeded over the normally lucrative Independence Day festivities and shows no signs of abating. Organizers have said the plan offered up by the casino's management represents 'a shadow' of the healthcare benefits of other Atlantic City casino workers, and that industrial action shall continue for 'as long as it takes.'
Carl Icahn rescued the Taj from chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014. The billionaire raider that is corporate activist investor agreed to defend myself against nearly all its $286 million debt as an ingredient associated with the purchase agreement.
He also promised to make that debt into equity and to take a position within the property, but only if Atlantic City plus the courts granted him the temporary cessation of worker retirement an