N.J.’s largest state worker union warns lawmakers of cost for working with Gov. Christie

Matt Friedman:

The state’s public worker unions are at war with Gov. Chris Christie, but they have not ramped up their political spending.
The New Jersey Education Association’s political action committee spent $234,788 in the first half of this year, according to reports released today by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission. At this point last year, when there were far more state-level political races, the union had spent $426,200. This year, the NJEA has raised $797,841 and has $1.2 million on hand.
The PAC for New Jersey’s largest state workers union, the Communications Workers of America, has taken in $77,000 so far this year and has spent $78,169, the reports show.

The Wisconsin Education Association Council is the top lobbying organization in the state, outspending #2 by more than two to one.