Local 54 to hold Family Day on Trump Taj Mahal Picket Line
Media Advisory For: Saturday, July 15 at 11 AM
Contact: Diana Hussein (313) 460 3119 or Rob Duffey, (646) 463-3267
On Saturday, children and families of striking Trump Taj Mahal workers will join strikers on the picket line to call on the company to agree to a fair contract with 1,000 cooks, bartenders, housekeepers, cocktail servers and other service workers.
WHAT: Family Day Protest at Trump Taj Mahal.
WHEN: Saturday, July 15 2016 at 11 AM
WHERE: Atlantic City Boardwalk at the Taj Mahal (Pennsylvania and the Boardwalk)
VISUALS: In addition to strikers and their children walking the picket lines, there will be face painting, arts and crafts, balloons and other child friendly activities.
Background: About 1,000 Trump Taj Mahal workers have been on strike since July 1 after contract negotiations broke down. In October 2014, a bankruptcy court judge stripped workers of their health insurance, cut pay and increased workloads.
On Thursday, workers at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City agreed to a new 4 year contract that provides health insurance for the workers. The Tropicana is controlled by the same New York billionaire.