Solidarity with UNITE HERE members on strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel
Hotel workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 54 in Atlantic City are on strike at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel casino in Atlantic City, United States and have asked for international support.
Opened by Donald Trump in 1990, workers have had to struggle against the pressure of successive bankruptcies. Ownership passed to billionaire hedge fund investor Carl Icahn in 2016. Under Icahn’s ownership, wages and benefits were cut by 35%, leaving the average employee with less than USD 12 per hour.
Struggling to support their families, workers at the Trump Taj Mahal voted to authorize a strike if they did not receive a fair contract by noon on July 1. The deadline came and went, and contract negotiations failed to reach an agreement that the workers' negotiating committee could recommend to the members.
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