ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Trump Entertainment CEORobert Griffin has offered an olive branch tounion workers in an attempt to secure needed concessions to savethe Trump Taj Mahal from an expected closure nextmonth.


Griffin has offered Local 54 of UNITEHERE the restoration of full health benefits for at leasttwo years if in return the casino's main union drops a court appealover changes to its labor contract, according to the Press ofAtlantic City.


In a letter to Bob McDevitt, president of Local54 of UNITE-HERE, Griffin says Trump Entertainment would alsocontribute to a worker pension plan covered during labor bargainingsessions.


Trump Entertainment has also been working hard to secureproperty-tax relief and other incentives from the city and state ofNew Jersey to avert a December closing of the resort casino.Griffin says he expects Taj's main debt holder CarlIcahn to support the rescue plan. See story at thePress of Atlantic City.

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John Jordan

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