Politics Cheap fuckhead Trump can't afford health insurance for his workers: Union authorizes strike

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  1. Ving

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    Union authorizes strike against Trump Taj Mahal


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    By GEOFF MULVIHILL 1 hour ago

    • Workers at Trump Taj Mahal have authorized a strike against the troubled Atlantic City casino as they await a federal appeals court ruling on whether the casino must restore health insurance and pension benefits that it scrapped last year.


      Members of UNITE HERE Local 54, which represents nearly 1,000 service workers including bartenders, cooks, housekeepers and bellmen — but not casino dealers — voted Thursday to allow the union's negotiating committee to call a strike, if they feel it's necessary.

      The union's last contract expired in September 2014.

      Trump Entertainment Resorts owns the property now, but lender Carl Icahn is taking ownership as it comes out of bankruptcy. Last year, the casino ended pension and health insurance for its unionized workers. That decision has been the center of litigation that's now being contemplated by the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

      Icahn has said he'll cut off funding and close the casino if courts force the restoration of benefits.

      "Carl Icahn may have thought that workers in Atlantic City would turn a blind eye to his abusing the employees at the Taj. He may have thought that Taj employees would have just been happy to have a job, but this vote shows that the men and women at the Taj are ready to fight to defend the kind of jobs that were promised when gaming was legalized- jobs with good pay and good benefits, in a workplace where everyone is treated fairly," Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54, said in a statement Friday.

      Trump Entertainment Resorts spokeswoman Kathleen McSweeney said in a statement that many workers opposed the strike authorization and accused the union of an action that would "jeopardize employees' wages and tips during a peak income period." She said managers would staff the casino if there were a strike.

      The strike authorization was the first against an Atlantic City casino since the industry's major downturn amid growing competition in neighboring states and the Great Recession. Last year, four of the city's casinos closed, leaving just eight.

      The last authorization preceded a 34-day strike against seven casinos in 2004.

      Icahn's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment
     
  2. Father O'Blivion

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    Scumbag
     
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    In all fairness, he has to cut corners where he can.

    How many times has be been in bankruptcy?
     
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    Good thing Obamacare has got them all covered.
     
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    Trump does not have controlling interest in the hotel. The guy who does is Carl Icahn. He might be a Democrat.
     
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    I thought Trump was the great white hope ? The kind of skilled businessman that would save us ?
     
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    He brags about having 10 billion while telling his employees to go fuck themselves. That's a skill.
     
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    Great white hope only if you're a Corporate Bankruptcy Attorney
     
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    You guys have reading comprehension problem. Carl Icahn owns the hotel. It's his money, and if you don't like it, find another job. Carl doesn't owe you anything.
     
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    Are you saying that we should do away with unions?
     
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    Is there seriously a great majority of average middle class u.s citizens who believe trump gives 2 shits about the "people" ? I would rather give my money to bernie madoff.
     
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    Just the corrupt ones. Which is all of them at the moment.
     
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    How the fuck does a casino lose money?
     
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    :giggle: And you think Obama and Hillary do care. Such a useful idiot.
     
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    Carl is in it to make money and not provide jobs. If Carl cannot make money, there are no jobs. Union or otherwise. Unions are part of the reason why manufacturing jobs have gone bye bye.
     
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    You think any politicians give a shit ?
     
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    Open a bunch of Indian casinos and legalize gambling in surrounding states so Atlantic City, which has nothing else going for it besides gambling, no longer has a monopoly on the east coast.
     
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    Very few, if any.
     
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    This'll certainly get him elected!
     
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