Anthony Catanoso of Steel Pier is not happy about efforts to keep the TAJ MAHAL closed for 5 years. That’s putting it lightly. Catanoso fumes at those siding with LOCAL 54 union leadership while ignoring all others.
Recent legislative voting has caused massive blow-back on those who support the anti-business, anti-Icahn legislation.
Catanoso posted the following on his social media page: The bill to penalize any casino that shuts down… by suspending their license for 5 years… is horrific for Atlantic City. This measure will drive a dagger into the heart of the resort’s economy. It will scare off future potential investors.
Some legislators support this bill to show support for Local 54 knowing full well the devastating repercussions it will have if NJ Governor Christie signs the bill.
Local 54’s leadership (or lack there-of) showed no regard for it’s members during the doomed strike this past summer. All it accomplished was 3,000 lost jobs and devastation for other innocent, local businesses.
The way to show support for the union is to help and educate them on how to elect responsible rational leaders. It’s a shame so many good people were hurt by a few egotistical, maniacal bullies. Let’s all hope and lobby for the Governor’s veto of this ludicrous piece of legislation.
Anthony Catanoso, Steel Pier, Atlantic City Boardwalk