- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City’s main casino workers’ union says the Tropicana is demanding major givebacks in its next contract to avoid the fate of four casinos that have shut down so far this year.

Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says Tropicana has told the union that “major reductions” in what the casino called “bloated union contracts” are needed to “avoid the fate of other failed casinos” and the thousands of job losses they created.

The Tropicana declined comment Monday. It’s owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, who also wants major union givebacks before he’ll agree to spend $100 million to buy and save the Trump Taj Mahal, which could close in November.

Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos have shut down so far this year.

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