Day 3 of Taj Mahal casino strike: Still no talks scheduled

A couple looks at the Atlantic City skyline towards the Taj Mahal casino. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

A couple looks at the Atlantic City skyline towards the Taj Mahal casino. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

The strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino enters its third day without any talks scheduled to try to resolve it.

Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union walked off the job against the Taj Mahal on Friday, unable to reach a contract that restores its members’ health insurance and pension plans.

The former owners of the casino got a bankruptcy judge to cancel those benefits in 2014. 

The casino was opened in 1990 by Donald Trump, but now belongs to his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn.

Union members have been picketing the casino around the clock since the strike began. The strike’s third day is Sunday.

It’s expected to hurt the casino’s bottom line during the July 4 weekend, traditionally the busiest money-making weekend for Atlantic City casinos. Trump Taj Mahal casino remains open for business with some reduced services. 

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