InsiderNJ reports that Sue Altman, the state director of Working Families Alliance who was famously removed from a recent state senate hearing, is suing the state for records of the Economic Development Agency. Remember that Altman claims that Working Families receives about $75,000 per year from public sector unions, although we apparently have to take her word for it because Working Families refuses to disclose its donors.
This statement contradicted by several FACTS:
- Working Families received $795,000 from the NJEA from 2009-2016 (that’s over $99,000 per year), and another $50,000 from the NJEA in 2019 for GOTV efforts. That’s $845,000 from the NJEA alone.
- Working Families secretly received $100,000 from New Direction New Jersey, a “dark money” Super PAC funded 70% by the NJEA and 85% by the public sector unions.
- That’s a total of at least $945,000 attributable to the NJEA and its public sector union allies.
Altman has never explained this discrepancy. (Indeed, she’s never even been asked to explain it).
Now we learn that she is suing the EDA and is represented by Weissman & Mintz. Weissman & Mintz is well known for its representation of public sector unions in lawsuits, regulatory actions and collective bargaining. It is a fact that Weissman & Mintz has represented CWA, AFT and SEIU on multiple occasions. These are all public sector unions.
So, Ms. Altman, who is paying for Weissman & Mintz? You? Working Families? Who?
Read the full InsiderNJ article here.