Today, the Rauner campaign is launching a new digital video titled “Turning Up The Heat.”
JB Pritzker claims to support unions and boasts of their endorsements, but his history with workers stands in stark contrast to his words. Currently, union workers are striking at the Hyatt Hotels owned by the Pritzker family and employees of a Pritzker-owned business are accusing of him of union-busting.
Back in 2011, when workers at the Pritzker family’s hotel chain went on strike in the middle of the summer, the hotel turned the winter heat lamps on. This video focuses on the strike, the Pritzker’s use of heats lamps, and features one worker saying, “If the heat didn’t kill us, the heat lamps would.”
JB Pritzker talks a big game, but Illinois workers can’t trust him.
- Grandson of Man - Thursday, Sep 13, 18 @ 9:52 am:
We really need to have a discussion about unions, because Rauner caused so much damage to Illinois in his fighting against them. Rauner’s philosophy on unions is the right wing rage in the Midwest, among Republican state houses.
I agree, Rauner steps on his message by crossing a picket line today.
Pritzker so far has responded well to attacks. He needs to answer this one with the plain truth of Rauner’s anti-union record.
- don the legend - Thursday, Sep 13, 18 @ 9:52 am:
Rauner is like the scorpion in the tale of the scorpion and the frog
You’re spending $207,000+ a day… and not a single one of you thought to check on things like this?
… or property tax issues with toilets…
… or not paying state income tax in 2014…
What *exactly* did your Crew do… when it came to your own oppo? Ignore it completely?
No one was concerned about the labor issue past of Hyatt… and this coming up… and the river boat tours…?
I’m confused… what exactly do y’all know about your own candidate?
These labor issues, the toilet issue… the income tax issue… whew… embarrassing missteps… or glaring holes where lacking occurred…
To the Post,
I’d go all Charles Foster Kane…
“How I will govern is how I have campaigned. With me, you will have s friend in labor as Governor, where Rauner tried to destroy labor at every turn. Being governor IS different than being in business. The choices a business makes, as tough and hurtful to labor as they are, as governor, I know Labor needs that champion after Rauner. I am that champion.”
Workshop it, get back tons of us.
The ad is a “B-“
Rauner 2018 is despised by labor. Like Quinn, going after Rauner to teach him a lesson seems to be call of the day. Rauner can’t stop that here.
It’s a “B-“ as it tries only to tamp down, not secure any votes.
This why 150’s McCann gambit might backfire - union guys turned off by Pritzker have some one to vote for. If it were just Pritzker & Rauner they would have voted Pritzker but now they might vote McCann.
Rauner is the most anti-labor governor in the history of IL. The ad will appeal to his base who want to destroy the middle class with policies that enrich the wealthy, but won’t likely result in any additional votes for Rauner or a large enough diversion to McCann to make a differnece.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Sep 13, 18 @ 11:17 am:
It’s possible J.B.Pritzker is a hypocrite.
It’s also possible that J.B.Pritzker doesn’t have the vote to override his relatives. From what I’ve read about his family, they aren’t a loveydovey clan that would throw brother a bone to help him clinch this thing. More like people that would turn heat lamps on hotel maids.
Anyone who would take seriously Rauner’s accusation that someone is anti-union would believe Harvey Weinstein if he accused someone of being a sexual predator.
Rauner’s the wrong guy to be making such charges
I get it. You think the Pritzker crew completely failed in oppo research because of the tapes and other stuff. But on this? Everyone knew about the Hyatt labor issues including the folks organized labor who got behind JB. It seems they concluded that since JB had zero to do with running Hyatt…ever…that this was a non issue. So you’re mad at the Pritzker crew on this why? What would you have wanted them to do? Hold a presser condemning Hyatt for actions they took ten years ago?
My New Years Resolution
I’m going to continue to act as if it’s
Neck and neck
Because I believe
Rauner has yet to play his
October Impasse surprise
The greatest OODA loop
4th District Appelate will declare Impasse
He will impose that day
Forcing a strike
One swift move
Rauner has his boogie man
Isn’t covering no achievements
He needs to rally the base
Pritzker is the Hill
Afscme needs to triumph
Or die on.