06/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Billionaire Obama Donors Fighting Obama Legislation

Three Chicago billionaires who helped fund President Barack Obama's election campaign are fighting legislation he backs that would make it easier for unions to organize hotels they own.

Penny Pritzker, Obama's campaign finance chairwoman and a director of Global Hyatt Corp., has told the president she is opposed to the measure, known as card check, said a person familiar with the situation. Neil Bluhm, a partner in Walton Street Capital LLC, also opposes the bill, the person said. Lester Crown, chairman of Henry Crown & Co., criticized the proposal in an interview.

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