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Monday, July 4, 2016

Updated: Taj Mahal workers strike collage

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Below are links to the many articles about the Taj Mahal workers strike: 

U.S. News & World Report


(AP Photo/Wayne Parry). Atlantic City N.J. Mayor Don Guardian rides his bicycle past picketers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City on Friday ...
Albany Times Union

Crowds file out of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J., Sunday, July 3, 2016. On the third day of a strike against the casino, people crossed ...

Several hundred picketers are demonstrating outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City as a strike against the gambling hall enters its ...

Casino News Daily

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Workers Strike in Atlantic City
Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel in Atlantic City walked off the job early Friday morning and took to picke...
APNewsBreak: Union to strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino
This June 30, 2016 photo shows the exterior of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. as talks were underway between its owners and the ...

WWAY NewsChannel 3

Still seething from the cancellation of its members' health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, Atlantic City's main casino workers ...

By Doug Cunningham Atlantic City New Jersey casino workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 54 have reached an agreement … [Read More...] ...

Wall Street Journal

Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel in Atlantic City walked off the job early Friday morning and took to picket lines after contract ...

CBS News

Donald Trump’s casino workers continue strike over healthcare, pensions

We need our health insurance back, It's not fair. Housekeeping is a hard job, and this has been hard on our families, said a Taj Mahal casino worker.

By: AP | Atlantic City | Updated: July 3, 2016

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Workers at Trump casino strike over contract disputes. (Wikimedia)
A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino entered its second day on Sunday with both sides appearing confident they could out wait the other and prevail in the bitter dispute that has seen 1,000 union members walk off the job and has raised fresh questions about the future of the struggling gambling resort.
Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union went on strike yesterday morning against the casino, which was opened by Donald Trump but now belongs to his friend and fellow billionaire, Carl Icahn.
As noisy picketers banged drums, blew whistles and blared portable sirens outside, managers were carrying luggage inside the hotel, and guests continued to come and go during the Fourth of July weekend, which is traditionally the busiest of the year for Atlantic City casinos.
“We are still excited and worked up,” said Mayra Gonzalez, a cook at the Taj Mahal for 26 years. “The mood is going to last for days, I’m sure. We’re getting a lot of support from people walking by on the boardwalk, asking us questions about what’s going on. I feel good about this.” Ana Diaz, a housekeeper for the casino, said she’ll be out picketing as long as it takes.
“We need our health insurance back,” Diaz said. “It’s not fair. Housekeeping is a hard job, and this has been hard on our families.”
Taj Mahal management urged guests to come to the property, promising they would be well cared for.
“Despite the labor action, the Taj Mahal remains open for business and is fully functioning,” said Alan Rivin, the casino’s general manager. “We have strike contingency plans in place and are prepared to welcome our guests and continue to provide everyone first-class accommodations and entertainment this weekend and throughout the summer. We expect the strike to have minimal impact on our operations. The place looks great and we have a full slate of entertainment and activities planned for the weekend.”
Officials would not go into detail about their staffing arrangements during the strike. On strike include those that serve drinks, cook, transport luggage, clean rooms and more. Casino dealers and security are not part of the union striking.
Despite signs posted on the boardwalk by the union asking the band to honor picket lines, the hair metal band Whitesnake performed at the Taj Mahal yesterday night. In a possible reference to the strike, singer David Coverdale told the crowd at the conclusion of the show, “Be safe, be happy and don’t let anyone make you afraid!”
The union said no further contract talks are scheduled.

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