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USA: Ex- Trump Taj Mahal workers demand missing pensions, health care benefits02:05

USA: Ex- Trump Taj Mahal workers demand missing pensions, health care benefits

United States, Atlantic City
October 10, 2016 at 17:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of ex-employees of the Trump Taj Mahal casino gathered to protest in front of the complex in Atlantic City, Monday, as it was shut down for good due to a lack of profitability. Around 3,000 people lost their jobs after Taj Mahal owner and investor, Carl Icahn, decided to close the facility, 26 years after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had opened it.

Union workers protested against their treatment at the hands of the management over the past few years, holding placards and chanting slogans against the company. Workers inside blocked the doors in order to prevent access. One of the protesters, Al Care, stated that "Trump destroyed another community." Another protester, Valerie McMarse, said that the workers had "fought for the last 103 days [for their rights] to keep a billionaire from coming into Atlantic City and saying that working poor jobs - are the norm."

Around 1,000 former employees of Trump Taj Mahal reportedly did not receive any social or health care benefits from their ex-employer after a ruling in a bankruptcy court. According to the worker's union, the conflict between the workers and Icahn could cost the investor about $150 million (€134 million).

USA: Ex- Trump Taj Mahal workers demand missing pensions, health care benefits02:05
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Dozens of ex-employees of the Trump Taj Mahal casino gathered to protest in front of the complex in Atlantic City, Monday, as it was shut down for good due to a lack of profitability. Around 3,000 people lost their jobs after Taj Mahal owner and investor, Carl Icahn, decided to close the facility, 26 years after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had opened it.

Union workers protested against their treatment at the hands of the management over the past few years, holding placards and chanting slogans against the company. Workers inside blocked the doors in order to prevent access. One of the protesters, Al Care, stated that "Trump destroyed another community." Another protester, Valerie McMarse, said that the workers had "fought for the last 103 days [for their rights] to keep a billionaire from coming into Atlantic City and saying that working poor jobs - are the norm."

Around 1,000 former employees of Trump Taj Mahal reportedly did not receive any social or health care benefits from their ex-employer after a ruling in a bankruptcy court. According to the worker's union, the conflict between the workers and Icahn could cost the investor about $150 million (€134 million).

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