The union representing casino workers at three of Northwest Indiana’s casinos has created a website in an effort to engage the public in the union’s dispute with Ameristar Casino of East Chicago. […]
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Leaders from all four Indiana and Illinois casinos which are represented by Unite Here Local 1 met Tuesday June 2nd to review where we are in casino organizing and how Local 1 casinos are going to grow power in the Chicagoland casino industry in 2015! […]
[…] some customers of Ameristar received this postcard about Jessica Levin’s termination and one customer’s reaction to it.
At the weekly pickets of the casino, workers have been asking guests driving up to the casino on Cline Avenue to turn around and take their business elsewhere.
Friday the 15th of May saw the first of the Ameristar Boycott’s weekly Friday actions as we continue to fight for a fair contract that includes our union health insurance. Ameristar workers were joined by members of UNITE HERE and other Northwest Indiana unions. […]
After Ameristar workers reached out to their community asking for a boycott of the casino, customers began to respond—saying they wouldn’t be back until a fair contract was settled. Two former customers share why they are boycotting […]
Ameristar buffet server, Dawn Silvas, addressed the East Chicago City Council at their meeting on May 11, 2015. After the meeting, Dawn and other Ameristar workers spoke with many city councilors and members of the public […]
Starting May 1st, Ameristar stripped union casino workers of the affordable family health insurance plan they have had for years. Instead, they are being left with Pinnacle Entertainment’s health insurance plan. While enrolling, workers are sending the following letter to Anthony Sanfilippo, CEO of Pinnacle. The message is clear: Ameristar workers will continue to fight, […]
Dozens of hearty souls braved the cold, rain and wind on Saturday April 25th to picket outside Ameristar. Casino workers were joined by union brothers and sisters from the striking BP Oil Workers, the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor, and downtown Chicago hotels. The servers, bartenders, cleaners, and bussers of the casino are protesting the […]
On April 17 Jessica Levin, a 6-year bartender and shop steward at Ameristar, was fired for calling customers about the boycott. Hundreds of people have declared their support for Jessica by sharing her story on social media. You can share it too! Click here to share the image on your own Facebook page.