Persistence, thy name is Miriam Noujaim.
Leaders of the largest state-employee union, SEIU Local 1000, probably have some other names for the DMV employee and union member who once again has revved up a lawsuit aimed at prying open the union’s financial records.
In a petition filed in Sacramento this week, Noujaim seeks a court order allowing her to review and copy the last two years of Local 1000’s travel and expense records. Specifically, she wants to see expense account statements and reimbursement requests for President Yvonne Walker and three of her lieutenants. Noujaim also wants her attorney, Mark Goudy, in the room during the review.
Noujaim’s lawsuit cites public records that show Local 1000 took in $58 million in 2011 and spent $3.25 million on travel. The next year, the local reported spending $5.21 million on travel against $62 million in revenue.