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.

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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.

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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.

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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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