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Press Advisory: Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Prieto to Announce Support for Extending Unemployment Benefits to Striking Trump Taj Mahal Workers

NJ AFL-CIO President Wowkanech, Striking Taj Mahal Workers Slam Billionaire Carl Icahn for Refusing to Negotiate Fair Contract at Trump Taj Mahal Contact: Diana Hussein 313-460-3119 [email protected] Morgan Rubin, 646-517-1813, [email protected] WHAT:  NJ Legislative Leaders, and over 100 striking workers will hold a press conference Monday to announce support for a bill to extend unemployment to […]

On Eve of DNC, Democratic Members of Congress Denounce Trump and Icahn-omics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 24, 2016 Contact: Ben Begleiter,  203-668-6676 Video of all speeches is available at https://unitehere.box.com/v/july242016 (Atlantic City, NJ) –Several members of Congress and a DNC vice-chair joined striking Trump Taj Mahal workers on the picket line in Atlantic City to condemn Donald Trump ally and corporate raider, Carl Icahn. “I am […]

ADVISORY: US Congress Members Call on Trump Ally Carl Icahn to Settle Strike at Trump Taj Mahal

Press Advisory for June 24, 2016 at 12:00pm Contact: Ben Begleiter, 203-668-6676 DNC Vice Chair and Eight Members of Congress Join Striking Trump Taj Mahal Workers on Picket Line Slam Icahn for Slashing Health Benefits, Holding Back Atlantic City Working Families and the Economy WHAT: US Congressmembers join striking Taj Mahal workers to urge billionaire […]

BREAKING: Today, 96% of workers from 4 Atlantic City casinos vote to authorize a strike with a July 1 deadline

Statement from Bob McDevitt, President, UNITEHERE Local 54: “Today thousands of workers from Tropicana, Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted to authorize a strike on July 1 if they don’t have a fair contract. The vote was 96% in favor. We have told the companies that we are available days, evenings, and weekends to negotiate. The […]

Atlantic City Update

Following the negotiations of the Caesars properties on May 23-24, workers were insulted by the company’s response and refusal to restore concessions left over from the 2011 contact, in which the workers gave up vacation, holiday, over-time pay and wage increases. As a result, Thursday June 2nd, approx. 350 workers held meetings concerning negotiations at […]