Ameristar workers and allies picketed on April 10th at the casino. Casino servers, bussers and cleaners asked guests driving up to the casino to turn around and go to Majestic Star or Blue Chip, where workers have a fair contract. Cars also were invited to pull over to talk to Ameristar workers. Workers shared with […]
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The Ameristar worker organizing committee wants to make sure their customers know to stay away from the casino until a fair contract is settled. We are reaching out to their longtime customers through letters, postcards, and phone calls to tell them […]
(Casino News Daily) UNITE HERE, the labor union that is representing employees of Ameristar Casino, has been making the headlines recently mainly because of the protests organized against the idea of Ameristar executives to cut down on employees’ health insurance plan.
Representatives of UNITE HERE, the labor union representing Ameristar Casino employees, described their campaign against the casino during the most recent Labor Cafe discussion sponsored by the Higgins Labor Program
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.
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 […]
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 […]
(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.
(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.