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Police arrest 68 members of Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union


Posted on the 21st of June 2015

Police arrest 68 members of Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union

At approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday the 17th of June, 1000 people more or less, gathered outside the Taj Mahal to protest against the elimination of health insurance and pension coverage by a Delaware bankruptcy judge in October 2014. The bankruptcy judge also allowed the Taj Mahal’s parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, to add new work rules such as increasing performance quotas for room cleaners and the elimination of paid lunch breaks. During the course of the protest, some protestors formed a ring to block an intersection. As a result, they were arrested and charged with refusing to obey an official order to move,

“It’s absurd that instead of working to improve Atlantic City at a time when the city is down on its luck, this union spends time, effort and money to purposefully destroy one of the few remaining employers in town. I’m baffled by how they don’t see that their destructive efforts may well result in 3,000 less jobs.” said Carl Icahn, who also owns Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino.

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