It has certainly been something of a long wait for some 354 employees of the long closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in regards to their severance checks, for the those severance pay-outs from the casino that closed in doors back in 2014 have been working their way through the bankruptcy court system ever since it shut.
However, those employees will not be getting a small fortune, for they will only be eligible to claim no more than $1500 each, but their checks are going to be ready for them to pick up from the union office on both the 18th and 19th of October this year.
They do however have their union, that being Unite Here Local 54 to thank for at the very least getting something by way of a severance pay-out, for it was many years before the closure of the casino resort that they had managed to negotiate a pay-out in the event of the casino closing.
2014 was of course a bad year for land based casinos in Atlantic City, for that was of course the year that four other such properties also closed. However, in recent months it does have to be said that there is something of a recovery going on in Atlantic City, the most noticeable being the opening of the Ocean Resort Casino. This is the rebirth of the bankrupt Revel Casino which closed its doors back in 2012, and early reports are that the Ocean Resort Casino is doing better than had been expected and may have a long and successful life ahead of it.
In fact, that casino was in the news recently, for its owner offered free accommodation to those who were fleeing Hurricane Florence, and the hotel was fully booked with very grateful evacuees.
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