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 ground. Watch the Facebook Live video.
Chiappetti has been a regular customer of Ameristar Casino, East Chicago, which has been under boycott since 2015. Members of UNITE HERE Local 1 have reached out to Chiappetti to ask him to support the boycott. Chiappetti has not yet signed a boycott pledge. Chiappetti Meats is now distributed by Strauss Brands.