Most unionized workers at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino are either doing without health insurance altogether, or relying on taxpayer-subsidized care.
A survey released Monday by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union finds 33 percent of Taj Mahal casino workers have no health coverage at all, while another 50 percent rely on coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the termination of health insurance and pension benefits for Taj workers that were eliminated by a bankruptcy court judge.
The casino’s new owner, billionaire Carl Icahn, says the previous level of benefits is unaffordable in Atlantic City’s new economic reality.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, opened the Taj Mahal in 1990, but cut ties with the company before the benefits were eliminated.