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Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. takes over Ameristar Casino, refuses to agree to keep union health insurance for workers

As Majestic Star Casino ratifies union contract, Ameristar workers head into the new year fearful of losing affordable family-supporting healthcare  With the Majestic Star Casino workers ratifying their union contract with UNITE HERE Local 1 last month, Ameristar Casino is now the only union riverboat ... Read more »

Holiday Layoff Fears Spark Chicago Hotel Housekeepers to Protest “Fake” Green Program

Reporting workplace injuries and lost hours, local housekeepers join actions in 30 countries for “Global Week of Action for Dignity & Safe Work”  This holiday season, Chicago’s hotel housekeepers say a new initiative billed as eco-friendly could instead cost them their jobs. Housekeepers ... Read more »

Chicago Hotel Workers Call on Bruce Rauner to Return Controversial Campaign Contribution from Inland Real Estate Group

Union urges Rauner to return $25,000 contribution from firm made as affiliate Inland Commercial Property Management held state contract Chicago, IL – Chicago hotel workers are calling on gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to return a campaign contribution from the multibillion-dollar Inland Real ... Read more »

As the wages of contractor workers in Thompson Center cafeteria are about to rise to at least $10.35, layoffs are expected

Workers call on Governor Quinn to protect their jobs   Chicago, IL – Today, food service workers at Great State Fare in the Thompson Center are calling on Governor Quinn to protect their jobs. Sodexo, the food service company that employs Great State Fare workers, is leaving its post at the State ... Read more »

Federal agency: Rivers Casino settles unfair labor practice charges with Union

Rivers Casino promises it will not threaten, discipline workers organizing for a fair process Des Plaines, IL – Rivers Casino Des Plaines settled unfair labor practice charges filed by the hospitality union UNITE HERE Local 1 for intimidation and harassment of workers seeking a fair process for union ... Read more »

Chicagoland hospitality workers rally for fair treatment, an end to management-led intimidation at Neil Bluhm’s Rivers Casino

Rivers workers organize, citing low pay, chronic understaffing and lack of job security Des Plaines, IL – Today, over 100 Rivers Casino workers, Chicago hospitality workers and community allies are rallying outside Rivers Casino. They are calling for better working conditions and an end to management-led ... Read more »

Hospitality, casino workers from three cities ask Neil Bluhm to keep his promise for a fair process

[Chicago] – Today, February 19, Chicago hospitality workers and casino workers from Rivers Casino Des Plaines, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, and Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia are asking Chicago billionaire Neil Bluhm to keep his promise for a fair process for them to decide whether to unionize. Bluhm ... Read more »
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