The Senate on Tuesday voted to approve billionaire Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker to lead the U.S. Commerce Department, where she has promised to serve as a bridge between the White House and the business community.
Penny Pritzker has solid business credentials and was a supporter of Barack Obama before most of us knew his name. So why did it take her so long to get a cabinet job?
When it was announced that the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) had signed contracts with Hyatt Hotels for upcoming conventions — including their signature Consultation on Conscience and L’Taken Social Justice Seminars — many who stood in solidarity with Hyatt workers believed it was moment of truth for the Jewish community.
Hotel workers asked reform Jewry to consider endorsing a boycott of Hyatt over its treatment of workers. But the costs of breaking contracts were deemed too high.