Trump casinos seek judge OK to end union contract

 Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The parent company of the Trump Taj Mahal casino wants to end paid lunch breaks for its workers in Atlantic City.


That equates to a $1,600 a year pay cut for the average worker making less than $12.50 an hour. The Taj Mahal has 3,000 employees.

The testimony came at Tuesday’s bankruptcy hearing in Delaware in which Trump Entertainment Resorts is asking a judge to let it terminate its union contract.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

If the judge refuses, the company is likely to say it will shut down the Taj Mahal — its lone remaining casino — by Nov. 13.

The union has offered $2.4 million in annual concessions, but the company wants $14.6 million a year in givebacks.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal