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Will Unions Veto Pritzker Nomination?

Wall Street Journal 8 February 2013 One Comment

Some union officials, however, would be unhappy to see her become the nominee. One union, Unite Here, has targeted Ms. Pritzker and her family’s Hyatt hotel chain, enlisting the Obama Labor Department in an 18-month investigation of alleged worker-safety violations. The federal probe ended with a finding of no major violations.

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Last July, a group of labor leaders, including Obama ally and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, joined Unite Here at a news conference in Washington, where Unite Here called for a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels.

Several union officials said Thursday they had concerns about Ms. Pritzker’s connections to Hyatt Corp., where she serves on the board. But they may not publicly oppose her nomination for tactical reasons, deciding instead that they would rather use their political clout in hopes of influencing the decision on who is appointed labor secretary.

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