Casino workers were in shock after learning that a judge had granted a request by Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal to throw out their union contract.
Though the casino isn’t immediately set to close like other resorts in the city, Friday’s ruling puts its 3,000 workers in flux as they wonder what’s next.
Workers say the ruling puts their benefits in danger and could spur a movement by other casinos to throw out similar contracts.
The company previously said the Taj Mahal would close next month if the ruling did not go in its favor. But hurdles still await Trump Entertainment Resorts in keeping the company open.
It still seeks financial relief from both Atlantic City and the state.
The union plans to picket the Taj Mahal next Friday.