Trump Taj Mahal Casino Workers Authorize Strike

Employees at the Trump Taj Mahal casino, in New Jersey's struggling gambling hub Atlantic City, have voted to authorize a strike over sharp cuts in pay, benefits and other issues, their union said on Friday. About a thousand people would potentially walk out, including bartenders, cocktail waitresses, bellmen, cooks and housekeepers, according to Ben Begleiter, a spokesman for UNITE HERE Local 54. The union is fighting moves by Carl Icahn to slash healthcare and pension benefits. The last time Atlantic City's casino industry workers struck was in 2004, when about 10,000 employees at seven gambling properties walked off the job for 34 days.



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