Unions representing workers at Aerospace Ordinance in Middletown, Iowa, declined the company’s last offer and initiated a strike. The unions disagree with the company’s proposed pension freeze and pay increases that do not cover increased health insurance costs. Aerospace Ordinance is continuing operations with management employees.
The Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J., will close after Labor Day. A third of the workforce, nearly 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen, and servers represented by UNITE HERE Local 54 struck after the parties failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement by a July 1 deadline. The resort is owned by Carl Icahn.