Yes, I believe it is fair for Carl Icahn to ask the union to give up health benefits in exchange for him saving the Trump Taj Mahal from going out of business. If the Trump Taj Mahal goes out of business, there will be alot of people who lose their job. I believe it is fair for them to provide the union an option to retain these positions at the cost of something else.
No, Carl is not allowed to ask the union to give up every ones health benefits, because he helped save the Trump Taj Mahal hotel from going out of business. It is not the unions job, just to listen to one person. They listen to most if not all employees to make decisions that benefit all employees.
In my opinion having a job should come with certain necessary perks. Health care benefits are one of the necessary perks. Carl Icahn should either find another way to save the Trump Taj Mahal or give up the idea of saving it, because everybody needs to be protected in the event of possible future health issues.
Every time a business finds itself on the verge of collapse, it seems that the first measure they turn to for cost-cutting is to decrease workers' wages or benefits, when the workers never had anything to do with the company's problems to start with. Obviously, this is not at all fair. Business owners should figure out another way to keep the company afloat, such as cutting executives' salaries or shareholders' payouts.