The Hyatt’s Penny Pritzker has seven bathrooms, appeals her taxes and screws her employees. « Fred Klonsky

28 Feb

For well over two years the employees of the Hyatt Hotels in Chicago and elsewhere have been in dispute over a contract.

Hyatt is owned by the Pritzker family. Most prominently, Penny Pritzker. She served as chief fundraiser for Obama’s 2008 campaign and is a high ranking member of his 2012 re-election campaign.

Chicago Public Schools board of education member Penny Pritzker and her husband, Bryan Traubert, own a a seven-bathroom, 8,400-square-foot mansion on three typical city lots in Lincoln Park.

Seven bathrooms.

They must do a lot of reading in that house.

It’s not surprising that a multi-millionaire like Pritzker would own a Lincoln Park mansion. She probably owns several.

The issue is that when it comes to paying their taxes, they are cheap.

In fact, the whole Pritzker family is cheap.


Public records show Ms. Pritzker’s cousins Nick Pritzker, Tom Pritzker and Gigi Pritzker Pucker all have filed to lower bills on their homes in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast, for combined savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past eight years.

Gigi Pritzker Pucker? Okay, never mind about that.

Penny Pritzker refuses to settle a contract with Unite Here, the union that represents Hyatt housekeepers and other hotel workers.

She also sits on the Civic Committee which is leading the charge against teacher pensions claiming Illinois is broke.

Seven toilets, won’t pay her property taxes, screws her employees and complains about Illinois being too broke to pay teachers the pensions they were promised. And votes to close Chicago schools.

In Chicago, we call that a civic leader.

via The Hyatt’s Penny Pritzker has seven bathrooms, appeals her taxes and screws her employees. « Fred Klonsky.


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