WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a union challenge seeking to restore health and pension benefits for more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The justices on Tuesday let stand lower court rulings in favor of Trump Entertainment Resorts, once run by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2014 and a federal bankruptcy judge imposed cost savings sought by the company.
Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union represents most casino workers and it appealed the judge’s order. The union says labor law prohibits an employer from abandoning a collective bargaining agreement, even in a bankruptcy.
Billionaire Carl Icahn has stepped in to buy the casino and keep it open.