Taj Mahal workers walking petition to AC mayor

 In this file photo taken Oct. 24, Casino union workers demonstrate outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. Workers again took to the streets Monday to call on the mayor to take measures to keep the casino open. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

In this file photo taken Oct. 24, Casino union workers demonstrate outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. Workers again took to the streets Monday to call on the mayor to take measures to keep the casino open. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers from the Trump Taj Mahal casino are marching to Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian’s office to ask him to reconsider granting concessions that the struggling casino says are necessary to keep it open.

About 1,000 employees have signed a petition calling on the mayor and other elected officials “to do everything possible” to keep the casino open.

The Taj Mahal has threatened to close in December if it doesn’t get a $175 million package of aid from the Atlantic City and state governments. The company has asked the city to drastically reduce its property tax assessments, something Guardian has already ruled out as unaffordable for a city with severe budget problems.

Taj slot manager Valerie Bisset says many employees want a voice in the casino’s future.

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