Pickets, but no deal, in Atlantic City casino strike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s main casino workers union is surrounding the Trump Taj Mahal with hundreds of picketers as a strike against the massive gambling hall is about to enter its fourth week, with no end in sight.

Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union is rallying and marching around the casino Thursday with a crowd it predicted would reach 1,000 people.

The union workers walked off the job on July 1, but the Taj remains open. Three other casinos were given a negotiation extension by the union and were not threatened with a strike.

The main issue in the strike is the union’s demand that health care and pension benefits be restored.

The casino on Monday withdrew its offer of a level of health insurance that the union had rejected.