Bankruptcy court allowed the Trump Taj Mahal to alter the terms of its contract with 1,100 union members. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may soon find himself facing an unwelcome distraction on the campaign trail if the Supreme Court decides to take up a case involving whether one of his namesake hotel-casinos can break a union agreement and drop its workers’ healthcare plan and shift them to to Obamacare instead.
That’s because a labor organization representing workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City has requested that the Supreme Court overturn a lower court’s ruling that allowed the casino to rewrite its collective bargaining contract with the union.
The union made the request April 14. The high court has until mid-May to respond.
There’s a good chance that the justices will take the case since it involves long-standing tensions between federal labor law and bankruptcy law. The National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces labor laws, has sharply disagreed with the lower court’s ruling.