In 2018, Penn National Gaming, Inc, began operating Ameristar Casino, East Chicago. Penn National and UNITE HERE have successfully reached union contracts at other Penn National-operated casinos, including Hollywood Casino in Joliet, IL. Call Penn National at (610) 373-2400 and tell them to settle a fair contract with Ameristar Casino East Chicago workers.
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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“ […]
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…
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 […]
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.”…
The Heartland Poker Tour is a high profile event for Ameristar East Chicago. Before you consider playing in the tour, you should know that the servers, bar staff, and housekeepers at Ameristar Casino have called for a boycott of the casino because the casino has not settled a contract with them since 2013. Now Ameristar […]
Bryan Chiappetti has been a regular customer at Ameristar Casino and has not yet committed to boycotting the casino. Recently, members of UNITE HERE passed out fliers to customers at Chicagoland grocery stores which sell Chiappetti Meats about the labor dispute at Ameristar and Mr. Chiappetti’s involvement.
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[…]