The cleaners, servers, and bartenders at Ameristar Casino, East Chicago, urge you to boycott this casino until workers get a fair contract.

Ameristar has not agreed to a new contract since 2012. In 2015, Ameristar cut off the affordable union health insurance plan employees and their families have had for years. Workers are asking customers to stay away from Ameristar Casino, East Chicago,  until a fair contract is settled.

As of 2018, Ameristar is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc., a casino operation company based in Pennsylvania. Penn National has successfully reached union contracts at other casinos, including Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL, where the contract maintains the same health insurance plan employees of Ameristar are fighting to get back.

Penn National can settle a contract at Ameristar.

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Updates and Recent Media Coverage

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, […]

United Steelworkers Reject Ameristar Discount Offer

Today, the United Steelworkers REJECTED Ameristar Casino’s promotional discount in its sports bar for employees of U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal, and BP. The Steelworkers have long stood side by side with the women and men of Local 1[…]

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 […]

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 […]