The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 3, 2012
SEIU critic plans to press for more Local 1000 financial records

121202 Noujaim.JPGMariam Noujaim, an SEIU Local 1000 member who contends her union lacks transparency, plans to continue her efforts to see more of its financial records.

In a summary of what she found during her recent inspection of the local's records, Noujaim says she doesn't believe she was given access to all of the documents she requested. She also contends she was shorted an hour of inspection time and that the exercise itself, conducted in a Sacramento hotel meeting room, symbolized the wastefulness of the union.

"This inspection is not to our satisfaction," Noujaim wrote. "We will be conferring with our lawyer on how to proceed to have full transparency of our dues."

This blog offered to forward Noujaim's summary, posted below in its unedited form, to Local 1000 for comment. The union did not respond to our messages, but in the past has said that Noujaim is a self-promoter and noted, correctly, that she supported Republican Meg Whitman's 2010 gubernatorial run.

Disgruntled union members say SEIU documents show waste
VIDEO: SEIU Local 1000 critic discusses union financial records

PHOTO: Mariam Noujaim / Sacramento Bee 2012 file, Randall Benton

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