UNITE HERE Local 54 Urges Senator Sweeney to run for Governor

UNITE HERE Local 54 Urges Senator Sweeney to run for Governor (Atlantic City, NJ)—UNITE HERE Local 54 and its President Bob McDevitt today urged State Senator Steve Sweeney to enter the race for Governor. “Senator Sweeney has been a steadfast advocate for the working people of Atlantic City and the rest of the State of […]

Striking Casino Workers Tell Congress: Pass Brokaw Act to protect workers from the likes of Carl Icahn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 8, 2016 Contact: Diana Hussein, [email protected], 313-460-3119 Striking Casino Workers Tell Congress: Pass Brokaw Act to protect workers from the likes of Carl Icahn (Washington, D.C.)—Three busloads of striking casino workers travelled from the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk to the halls of the Capital today to lobby Congress about the […]

VIDEO: The Trump Taj Mahal is closing: did it make Atlantic City great? (via The Guardian)

When it opened in 1990, Donald Trump hailed it as the eighth wonder of the world. But in October, the Trump Taj Mahal will close, leaving thousands out of work. The Republican presidential nominee says he wants to make America great again, but did he make Atlantic City great? Full Article from The Guardian: Trump and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Casino workers to Icahn: “Our proposal simply $1.3 million different than yours. We can end this dispute today.”

Contact: Diana Hussein, [email protected], 313-460-3119 Ben Begleiter,[email protected], 203-668-6676 Casino workers to Icahn: “Our proposal simply $1.3 million different than yours. We can end this dispute today.” (Atlantic City, NJ)—At negotiations today, workers at the Trump Taj Mahal made a contract proposal that would resolve the ongoing labor dispute at the Trump Taj Mahal. The union proposal […]

Press Release: New Way for Public to Support Striking Trump Taj Mahal Workers

Contact: Diana Hussein, [email protected], 313-460-3119 Workers have been struggling for 22 months under Icahn’s Reign of Terror at Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City, NJ) — Union members at the Trump Taj Mahal announced the creation of a GoFundMe campaign for the Local 54 Hardship Fund. The funds will be used to provide assistance to workers […]

Trump Taj Mahal Striker Valerie McMorris On July Gaming Revenue Report

“The 22-month labor dispute at the Trump Taj Mahal has clearly taken its toll. This property is going the wrong way in an industry that’s doing better. The Taj has been impacted financially because Mr. Icahn won’t invest in what they’ve always told us was their number one asset – us.” -Valerie McMorris, Cocktail Server at Trump Taj Mahal, 26 […]

New Statement from UNITE HERE Local 54 President Bob McDevitt on Trump Taj Mahal (8-4-2016)

Carl Icahn has taken hundreds of millions of dollars out of Atlantic City over the past several years. Recently, he has made a public promise to put $100 million into the Trump Taj Mahal. He told the workers they were the most important asset of the property. Now, rather than negotiate with those same workers, […]