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Taj Mahal Picketers in Trenton to Call for Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers

The day Trump Taj Mahal workers' strike hits the month-mark, dozens of the picketing employees will be joined by several New Jersey legislators to voice their support of a bill that would offer unemployment benefits after 30 days on strike.

The group will be on the State House steps in Trenton Monday afternoon, according to Press of Atlantic City.

While about 100 workers will travel to New Jersey's capital, other members of the UNITE HERE Local 54 union will remain in Atlantic City to continue their round-the-clock demonstration outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel.

The approximately 1,000 Taj Mahal employees went on strike as the Fourth of July holiday weekend began. The casino, owned by Carl Icahn, as well as four others were warned of a possible strike. Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, Harrah’sResort Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, and the Tropicana Casino, which is also owned by Icahn, came to terms with the union and avoided a strike.

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