Skip to comments.Obama Crosses Picket Line - Hotel Mogul Pritzker Gets Ride on Air Force One as Unions Launch
Posted on 07/24/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT by Nachum
Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, took a ride on Air Force One this afternoon from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., where President Obama was making a series of fundraising stops.
The ride came hours after the announcement of a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by Unite Here, the nations largest hospitality workers union. That boycott has been joined by the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center, and the National Football League Players Association.
Pritzker was the national finance chair of Obamas 2008 campaign. However, in 2012, despite raising a million dollars for Obama, Pritzker has stepped into a backstage role according to a recent front-page profile in the New York Times.
The New York Times reported:
For Ms. Pritzker, her high-profile backing of Mr. Obama came at an unexpectedly bitter cost. Their relationship made her a punching bag for the labor movement, which targeted her for what union officials call exploitative practices toward housekeepers by the Hyatt hotels.
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Thanks, Just spread it like wildfire across Unite Heres Facebook page.
Makes me wonder who got the free ride on AF-1 when they made the low level passes over Manhattan in 2009.
Why complement her ?
you know the flight manifest has never been made public and that act , that fly over was quickly put away wasn’t it.
I’d still want to see who was on that plane and was they being served great expensive food and wine on our dime because since that fly over I’m convinced it was lard ass MO, her kids, family and friends.
How hard is it for the GOP to actually get that manifest or find an actual repirter who can actually look into this and bozo the clowns past records?
When the Pritzker family gets together, are there more bragging rights for starring in "Air Force One" (Liesel Matthews) or for being on Air Force One? (Penny Pritzker) They are first cousins.
that disgraceful incident shows the WH CAN keep a secret when it involves their own
I’ve been thinking that stunt showed the arrogance of someone in obama’s inner circle trying to re-create 911 from the hijacker perspective..someone like Valerie jarrett
I look forward the day he is gone and we find out what that was really all about
Penny gets a lift on Air Force One for Ramadan
Why, it seems like just several years ago Penny was hosting a Ramadan dinner at the Hyatt in NYC for Iranian nutjob Ahmadinejad, to apologize for US policy toward Iran
Just wondering, are any of the big hotel chains not run by libs? I’d like to support those that aren’t. Marriott I assume would be more conservative. How about Hilton (I don’t think the Hilton family runs them anymore) and some of the others?
Eat THAT union thugs!
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