Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union responded to Trump Entertainment Resorts’ demand that workers give up their entire pension and health care coverage as part of a complex plan to keep the casino open.
The protesters blocked an intersection at Missouri and Arctic Avenues.
Casino workers plan to block traffic on an Atlantic City, New Jersey highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.
Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey will have to wait a bit longer for a judge’s ruling on the state’s efforts to allow legal sports gambling.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Florida developer Glenn Straub, whose $90 million bid is the only publicly identified one, has asked a judge to delay an auction that resumed Tuesday until Thursday.
Tozour Energy Systems is asking a bankruptcy court judge in Delaware to let it terminate its contract with the Taj Mahal on Oct. 18, claiming it is owed more than $250,000.
“There is reason for real hope,” Christie said after the meeting with local elected officials, labor leaders and casino CEO’s at the headquarters for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).
Through a combined Statewide Directive issued by the Attorney General’s office and a motion filed on behalf of Governor Chris Christie in the U.S. District Court, the Christie Administration took action Monday to allow casinos and racetracks to operate sports pools without fear of criminal or civil liability.
It was the tale of two cities Wednesday in Atlantic City with Miss America contestants strutting on the boardwalk and laid- off casino workers filling out unemployment applications at the Convention Center.
Tourism officials in Atlantic City are hoping for some positive attention and energy as Miss America contestants arrive on the same day the Revel Casino closed.
As the sun rose in Atlantic City, it was sunset for Revel’s time on the boardwalk.
The Showboat will close Sunday followed by the Revel on Monday with the Trump Plaza slated to close in mid-September affecting nearly 6,000 workers.
A Wall Street firm predicts much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they’re gone.
“We want to make it clear this is a prayer service and not a funeral for the city,” said President of Unite Local 54, Bob McDevitt.