Union Goes On Strike Against Trump Taj Mahal Casino

Union Goes On Strike Against Trump Taj Mahal Casino


SLOW DOWNS.
JOE AND BROOKE BACK OVER TO
YOU.
MEISHA, THANK YOU VERY
MUCH.
BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW, A
STRIKE IS UNDERWAY IN ATLANTIC
SIT.
I WORKERS AT THE TRUMP TAJ
MAHAL HAVE WALK OFF THE JOB AS
OF 6:00 THIS MORNING, JUST A
FEW MINUTE AGO.
JAN CARABEO THERE WITH MORE ON
WHAT WENT WRONG DURING
NEGOTIATIONS, JAN?
BROOKE, JOE, GOOD MORNING,
THESE FOLKS HAVE THEIR STRIPED
T-SHIRTS ON, BULLHORNS OUT,
THESE CASINO WORKERS ARE
OFFICIALLY ON STRIKE.
THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR BETTER
WAGES AND BETTER BENEFITS
NEARLY THOUSAND COOKS,
SERVERS, BELL MEN, HOUSE KEEP
LETTERS WALK OFF THE JOB AT
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL TODAY.
SEE DOZEN ALREADY OUTSIDE THE
FRONT DOOR.
AND THIS STRIKE, YOU KNOW,
WHAT COMES AT ATLANTIC CITY
HEADS INTO THE JULY 4TH
HOLIDAY WEEKENDS AMONG THE
BUSIEST OF THE YEAR, FOR
CASINO WORKERS, HERE.
NOW, THE CITY’S MAIN CASINO
WORKERS UNION, THAT’S LOCAL
54, SAYS IT WAS UNABLE TO
REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH TRUMP
TAJ MAHAL LATE LAST NIGHT.
TAJ MAHAL IS THE ONLY ONE OF
FIVE CASINOS HERE THAT WAS
UNABLE TO REACH A NEW DEAL ON
THURSDAY, THE UNION STRUCK
DEALS WITH BALLY’S CEASAR’S,
HARRAH’S BEING TROPICANA.
NOW THE TAJ MAHAL OWNED BY
CARL ICON.
HE KEPT THE TAJ MAHAL AFLOAT
DURING BANKRUPTCY IN MARCH,
REPEATEDLY HOWEVER THREATENED
TO TAKE AWAY FINANCIAL SPORT
AND ALLOWED THE CASINO TO
CLOSE, FORCED TO RESTORE
HEALTH AND BEN SEAN BENEFITS,
UNION HAS BEEN TRYING TO
RECOUP SOME OF THE GIVE-BACKS,
IT HANDED CASINOS, IN PAST
NEGOTIATIONS WITH FINANCIAL
CONDITIONS WERE WORSE HERE,
FOUR OUT EVERY ATLANTIC CITY
12 CASINOS SET DOWN IN 2014,
LESS COMPETITION, SO BOTTOM
LINE, HAVE STARTED IT
STABILIZE, AND WORKERS HEARSAY
THEY DESERVE BETTER.
THIS TAJ MAHAL DID NOT
RECOGNIZE SUBSTANTIAL
CONTRIBUTIONS THAT THE WORKERS
IN THIS CITY MAKE TO THE
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, THE WAY
THAT THE FOUR OTHER PROPERTIES
NEGOTIATED WITH AND SETTLED
CONTRACT WITH DID.
NOW, HAVE MANAGERS WORK OR
TEMPORARY WORKERS WILL BE
BROUGHT IN TO REPLACE THESE
FOLKS, BUT THE CASINO TELLS
US, THIS WILL NOT AFFECT
GAMBLING.
THE LAST TIME THIS UNION WENT
ON STRIKE WAS IN 2,004.
THAT WALK OUT LASTED FOR MORE
THAN A MONTH.
THESE FOLKS ARE WILLING TO
STAND AROUND IN ORDER TO GET
THAT BETTER HEALTH BENEFITS
AND WAGES, WE’RE GOING TO
CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY.
BUT THIS STRIKE OFFICIALLY
STARTED AS OF 6:00 A.M.
REPORTING LIVE IN ATLANTIC

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