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Ameristar Casino Workers Launch Boycott of Company Over Health Insurance

Contact: Joe Shansky (312) 623-5382, jshansky@unitehere1.org Employees urge customers to stay away from Ameristar until labor dispute is settled EAST CHICAGO, IN – As of Wednesday March 4th, workers at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago are asking customers to gamble elsewhere until Ameristar settles ... Read more »

Chicago-based United Airlines Facing Food Worker Protests

Airport catering workers call for affordable health care in new national campaign CHICAGO — Airline catering workers in Chicago and across the U.S. say their healthcare is too expensive, leaving many uninsured or under-insured.  They’re launching an unprecedented national campaign calling on major ... Read more »

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 »
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