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Trump Taj Mahal makes appeal to workers union

Describing itself as “a very sick patient lying on his death bed,” the Trump Taj Mahal is asking its main union to drop its appeal of a court-ordered cost-savings package designed to help keep the struggling Atlantic City casino alive. Trump Entertainment Resorts wrote to its 3,000 employees on Monday, calling on Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union to drop its appeal of a judge’s order letting the company cancel its union contract.

Relief from health insurance and pension costs is essential to keeping the casino open past the end of this month, according to the company.

A union representative said the union has not seen the letter and could not immediately comment.

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