Updates

Legal Update: Ameristar’s Appeal “Dismissed Without Prejudice”

UPDATE: Last year Ameristar appealed a trial court decision in which it lost against UNITE HERE Local 1. That appeal has now been “dismissed without prejudice.”   You may remember the lawsuit.  Ameristar filed the suit against Local 1 in connection with our communications with regular customers of Ameristar to let them know that Ameristar […]

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More than A Dozen New Endorsements

UNITE HERE Local 1 and the workers at Ameristar Casino would like the thank the following local business for endorsing the boycott: Alberto A Jimenez MD, East Chicago, IN     Ana’s Beauty Salon, Whiting, IN Big Mama’s, Whiting, IN Clipper Tavern, Whiting, IN     Daily Care Salon, East Chicago, IN     Grillers, […]

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Pinnacle’s Response

Recently, UNITE HERE Local 1 members contacted several customers of Ameristar Casino to encourage them to support the boycott the workers at Ameristar have called. Pinnacle Entertainment posted this flier for their employees to see.     Our members will continue the fight for a fair contract at Ameristar Casino by exercising our First Amendment […]

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SUCCESS!!! Fisch Fundraiser

  Community members show support for two local Portage residents, Tim and Jessica Fisch. Tim Fisch was diagnosed with cancer last October. He and his wife, Jessica Fisch, are long-time residents of Northwest Indiana and will struggle to pay medical bills.   Tim and Jessica currently have health insurance through Jessica’s employer, Ameristar Casino. Tim […]

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Contract Victories – Maintain Healthcare Coverage

Management and union members at Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL and Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN have agreed to union contracts that keep the union health insurance plan which Ameristar Casino refuses to provide.   November 24th, 2015, union members at Hollywood Casino voted on and successfully ratified a 4 year contract which […]

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Letters with Larry: Part 2

In 2008, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) suspended Dr. Larry Kinoshita DDS’s dental license for failure to file and/or pay his Illinois state income taxes. As of now, Dr. Kinoshita does not have a valid controlled substance license listed on the IDFPR website. Enclosed you will find a copy of a […]

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