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Union Servers, Bartenders And Cleaners Have Called For A Boycott of Ameristar Casino In East Chicago Indiana

Dear Union Sisters and Brothers:

The union servers, bartenders and cleaners have called for a boycott of Ameristar Casino in East Chicago Indiana. The casino has not settled a contract with their UNITE HERE Local 1 union members since 2012.

Ameristar has cut off the affordable family health insurance plan employees have had for years and has fired long-term bartender, Jessica Levin, for union activity.

Union workers at Ameristar are asking you to show your UNION PRIDE and solidarity: stay away from the property until a fair contract is settled.

  1. Pledge to not spend a penny at Ameristar until they have a fair union contract. Click here to show your solidarity with working people in our region and commit to not play, eat, drink, or sleep at Ameristar until the boycott is over.

  2. Tell UNITE HERE Local 1 if you regularly went to Ameristar before you heard about the boycott! No shame, you didn’t know! Now that you do & are staying away, your support means so much. Use the pledge in #1 to tell the union how often you used to go. 

Union members like you and me are the backbone of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Together we raised our standard of living and keep our region running. We must refuse to let a Las Vegas corporation tear down what we built here.

For more information on union casinos in Northwest Indiana, and about the Ameristar Boycott, visit

In Unity & Solidarity:

Liz VanDerWoude
CWA Local 4250/CTU#16
Lynwood, Illinois

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