Icahn rejects union bid to keep Trump Taj Mahal casino open

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has rejected an offer by Atlantic City's main casino workers union that it says would have saved the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino.

Icahn responded Monday to an offer from Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union by saying that the casino will shut down as scheduled on Oct. 10.

Tony Rodio, president of the Tropicana casino, which Icahn also owns, says a meeting Monday between the union and Taj Mahal management was supposed to be to discuss details of the closing.

He added the union has no one but itself to blame for the impending shutdown and loss of nearly 3,000 jobs.

The union offered a deal it says would have cost only $1.3 million a year more than Icahn's last offer.

The strike began at the casino on July 1.

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