Labor

SEIU Member's Spent $18K of Own Money To See Union Books

Suspects serious waste

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State employee Mariam Noujaim said the tussle with her union started with a question: Why does the state pay for crossing guards to work on a lightly traveled street between two DMV buildings connected by a tunnel?

"I really believe we can help solve our crisis by spending our money on monitoring the waste rather than bribing political and special interest (groups)," Noujaim wrote in an indelicate April 2010 email to her Service Employees International Union Local 1000 representative.

H/T Jason Mcphee