Updates

Information on calls seeking help at Ameristar Casino

UNITE HERE Local 1 analyzed East Chicago Police and Fire Department records of calls seeking help at Ameristar Casino. We found that 237 calls seeking help at Ameristar were made during a one-year period from Sept. 1, 2016 to Sept. 1, 2017. The records showed: 42 calls for “medical assistance” 23 reports of a “disturbance“ […]

AFT 943 – Thank You!

On Tuesday April 10, 2018, Donna Calhoun, a UNITE HERE Local 1 member and employee at Hollywood Casino Joliet, spoke at a membership meeting of AFT Local 943, the Southwest Suburban Federation of Teachers, about the boycott of Ameristar Casino, East Chicago. Several Local 943 members self-identified as casino customers and pledged to boycott Ameristar […]

Thank you Dwayne Rancifer Jr

Former Ameristar customer and current East Chicago business owner Dwayne Rancifer Jr supports the Ameristar workers!   Thursday March 8th, UNITE HERE Local 1 members, Brian Short and Steven Wyatt, visited Rancifer Jr at a restaurant he and his father operate, R & R Carribean Jerk in East Chicago.   After explaining that Pinnacle Entertainment […]

Free Shuttles to Union Casinos

Do you take the free shuttle to Ameristar Casino? Just because you are boycotting Ameristar does not mean you can’t enjoy casinos with good union contracts and union healthcare! Did you know you can take free rides to other casinos which have agreed to fair union contracts for their employees? According to the Majestic Star […]

Former Oak Forest, IL Mayor Malecky and Rockin Horse Saloon

On October 24th , 2017 UNITE HERE Local 1 urged the current alderman of Oak Forest, Illinois at the City Council meeting to reach out to the city’s former Mayor, James Malecky, and ask him to boycott Ameristar Casino. Below is a copy of what Local 1 said:   Malecky has been a regular customer […]

Local 1 is SEEKING ACQUAINTANCES OF BOYCOTT VIOLATORS!

Local 1 has begun reaching out on Facebook to people who people who have not yet pledged to boycott Ameristar until a union fair contract is settled…

Will Bryan Chiappetti Boycott Ameristar?

On May 24, 2017, members of UNITE HERE Local 1 held a banner outside Ameristar Casino. The banner read “Tell Bryan Chiappetti to boycott Ameristar Casino.”   While UNITE HERE Local 1 members were outside Ameristar Casino on public property, the water sprinkler system was turned on. Local 1 members were not deterred and stood their […]

Casino Workers Picket on Pegoraro

In April 2017, Northwest Indiana Casino workers picketed outside Ameristar Casino with signs urging customers to boycott Ameristar and “Tell Mike Pegoraro to Boycott Ameristar Casino.”…