The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 28, 2012
VIDEO: SEIU Local 1000 critic discusses union financial records

Mariam Noujaim, a dues-paying critic of Service Employees International Union Local 1000, said Tuesday the organization spends too much on travel and dining. Noujaim has engaged in a two-year legal battle to review SEIU internal records, which a judge enabled her to do Tuesday in Sacramento.

The Bee detailed her effort in Monday's paper, and caught up with her Tuesday after she sifted through records. The union has declined to comment on Noujaim's efforts.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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