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

Ameristar Committee Members Attend Indiana Gaming Commission Meeting

On March 19, Jessica Levin, a bartender at Ameristar and union shop steward, addressed the Indiana Gaming Commission, alerting them to the boycott she and her coworkers called earlier that month. Click here to read the testimony.

Northwest Indiana Casino Workers Lobby in Indianapolis

On March 19, workers from Ameristar, East Chicago, were joined by their union brothers and sisters in Indianapolis on a day of lobbying their legislators about House Bill 1540, which addresses gaming in the state. We delivered a letter, which you can read below, to several of our legislators and sponsors and authors of the […]

Union Workers at Ameristar Launch Boycott of Casino

On March 4th, workers from East Chicago’s Ameristar Casino launched an official boycott of Ameristar. Servers, bussers and cleaners are asking customers not to spend a penny at Ameristar until the casino settles a union contract that maintains workers’ affordable family health insurance plan that they have had for years. Ameristar Casino is owned by […]

Union Employees at Ameristar Casino call for boycott as negotiations continue (Northwest Indiana Times)

(Northwest Indiana Times) Ameristar Casino employees represented by Unite Here Local 1 rally Wednesday for preservation of their health benefits and call for a boycott of the casino at the casino in East Chicago.

Ameristar Casino workers call for boycott (Chicago Tribune)

(Chicago Tribune) Union employees at Ameristar Casino are urging patrons to boycott the East Chicago boat until they reach a contract settlement with owner Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. that includes retention of their current health insurance plan.