UNITE HERE Local 1 announced its endorsement of State Senator Eddie Melton in Gary’s upcoming Mayoral election. Senator Melton has been a steadfast ally of Northwest Indiana casino workers for many years.
During the pandemic, Senator Melton rallied with casino servers, porters, cooks, custodians, dishwashers, and others in the State Capitol to highlight the need for better COVID-19 protections for casino workers. In 2021, Senator Melton supported casino workers during the transition from Majestic Star casino to the new Hard Rock casino.
“Senator Melton has stood by our union and our members for years,” said Local 1 Executive Board Vice President Jeri Elliot who has worked in the Northwest Indiana casino industry for 20 years. “As a union member and lifelong Gary resident, I enthusiastically support his candidacy and look forward to him being my Mayor.”