The Executive Board of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO has voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to not patronize the Taj Mahal and Tropicana casinos, two Atlantic City properties owned by billionaire robber baron Carl Icahn.
Icahn stripped workers of their health care and retirement benefits and abruptly eliminated their paid half-hour meal breaks. He has refused to negotiate in good faith. For these reasons, we respectfully ask you and your union members to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at UNITE HERE Local 54, who have borne the brunt of Icahn’s ruthless and greedy assault on workers.
This matter is urgent. The resolution is simple – do not patronize these properties with any union business, and please disseminate this information to your members and ask them to share it with their families and friends.
Read the resolution by CLICKING HERE.
We thank all the unions whose members joined us to protest Icahn’s egregious actions following our COPE Endorsement Conference in June. We ask that you continue to support Local 54 by letting them know their brothers and sisters in the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, Central Labor Councils, affiliated unions and friends and family stand shoulder to shoulder with them in solidarity until their health care, retirement security and other benefits are restored to them.