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The Latest: Trump Taj Mahal owners say they'll close casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Latest on the strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

The owners of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City say they will shut it down after Labor Day weekend due to an ongoing strike by union members.

The announcement came Wednesday, a day before the walkout will become the longest in the 38-year history of Atlantic City’s casino era.

The strike by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union began July 1. On Thursday, it will have lasted 35 days, surpassing the 34-day strike the union staged against seven casinos in 2004.

The union says no negotiations are scheduled.

Donald Trump opened the casino in 1990, but it now belongs to the Republican presidential nominee’s friend Carl Icahn.

The union wants health insurance and pension benefits restored. A bankruptcy court judge had allowed the casino’s former owners to eliminate those benefits in 2014.

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11:10 a.m.

The strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino is about to become the longest in the 38-year history of Atlantic City’s casino era.

The walkout by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union began July 1. On Thursday, it will have lasted 35 days, surpassing the 34-day strike the union staged against seven casinos in 2004.

The union says no negotiations are scheduled.

Donald Trump opened the casino in 1990, but it now belongs to the Republican presidential nominee’s friend Carl Icahn.

The union wants health insurance and pension benefits restored. A bankruptcy court judge had allowed the casino’s former owners to eliminate those benefits in 2014.

The casino remains open for business.