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Local 1 Union Casino Organizing Committees Meet

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! […]

#BoycottAmeristar BBQ Fridays Kick Off!

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. […]

Former Customers Speak Up For Ameristar Workers

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 Worker’s message on health insurance enrollment

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, […]

Picket at Ameristar

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 […]

Shop Steward Terminated

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.