COBA News

Feb 05, 2014
East Meadow, New York February 5, 2014---“Today’s vicious slashing incident of a Nassau County Correction Officer at the Nassau University Medical Center is yet another horrific example of the extreme dangers our Officers face...
Jan 29, 2014
About 100 unionized correction officers packed the public meeting of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority Monday evening to show the county’s financial control board some of the workers who have been affected by a three-year-old...
Jan 09, 2014
This is the full page, color advertisement that appeared in today's Newsday Nassau/Suffolk editions on page A19. This ad is also scheduled to appear in next week's print and online edition of the Chief-Leader newspaper.
Sep 30, 2013
2013 Nassau COBA Endorsement List                    2013 Suffolk Corrections Endorsement List   Each year, your Union seeks to endorse and align ourselves with political candidates and elected officials who strive toward...
Aug 19, 2013
Below is a summary of the four bills that were on this year's Nassau COBA Legislative Agenda. It is important to realize that while we have taken a tremendous step forward in getting these bills passed through the Senate and...
Aug 20, 2013
Nassau COBA members Richard and Jeanine walk the toughest beat in law enforcement on Long Island. Working in the jail is a difficult job, but what their son Luke is battling is even tougher! Luke is fighting acute Lymphoblastic...
Aug 21, 2013
Nassau COBA - 4 time repeat Champions! You may have heard the ads on 102.3 WBAB. The Annual Long Island Police Tug of War Championship to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project took place at Jones Beach Field 4 on Friday, July 26th...
Aug 26, 2013
For many people, Labor Day means three things: a day off from work, the start of the school year, and the last official day of summer. Yet how many people realize the reason why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a day that...
Jul 04, 2013
On behalf of the Officers and leadership of the Nassau County Sheriff's Correction Officers Benevolent Association, we would like to wish everybody a safe and Happy 4th of July and a warm and relaxing summer.
May 30, 2013
For twenty years the National Association of Letter Carriers have organized one of the most successful food drive efforts in the country.  Residents were asked to simply leave bags of non-perishable food items by their mailboxes...
May 30, 2013
  Message from John Jaronczyk, President In 1984, President Ronald Reagan, in an effort to honor the work and dedication of Correctional Officers nationwide, signed Proclamation 5187 which designated the first full week in May...
May 21, 2013
Originally publised in Newsday on May 21, 2013 by Sid Cassese The Nassau County Legislature Monday backed a bid by correction officers to base demotions or job cuts on "time in rank" instead of years on the job and approved a...
May 11, 2013
For twenty years the National Association of Letter Carriers have organized one of the most successful food drive efforts in the country.  Residents are asked to simply leave bags of non-perishable food items by their mailboxes...
Feb 26, 2013
By MARK TOOR of The Chief   Nassau County cannot unilaterally restrict its Correction Officers from participating in shift swaps that occur more than three months apart, the Public Employment Relations Board ruled in a decision...
Jan 30, 2013
Since our inception as the certified union for all Nassau County Correction Officers and Uniformed Supervisors in 1999, this past year will go down as truly the busiest and most eventful year to date. There were many challenges...
Dec 21, 2012
As reported by News 12 Long Island; EAST MEADOW - Nassau corrections officers showed some holiday spirit today by helping replace toys that were destroyed in a fire.Officers with the county's Correction Officers' Benevolent...
Oct 24, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nassau PBA and all of the members of the Nassau County Police Department who for the second time in a week are grieving the sudden and tragic loss of a hero Police Officer, who is a beloved...
Oct 18, 2012
On March 14, 2012, Correctional Officer Ryan Apicella was the sole officer on duty with a psychotic mental observation inmate who was in custody for assault in the second degree when he was called into sudden and valorous action...
Sep 25, 2012
Welcome to the NassauCOBA.com website. Our new website has a scrolling photo gallery, high resolution graphic banner images, a video gallery, social networking links and buttons, RSS news feeds, newsletter submission forms,...
Sep 03, 2012
As union members, Labor Day is special to us because for a moment, the nation pauses and recognizes the great accomplishments of labor unions. This year, the President of the United Auto Workers will be speaking at the Democratic...
Jul 27, 2012
We once again beat the Suffolk Corrections Officers the 3rd year in a row. A couple of hundred people came out to witness our strength at Jones Beach. Our union donated $5,000 to Wounded Warriors from t-shirt and hat sales and a...
Aug 21, 2012
Early yesterday afternoon, Judge Arthur Spatt in Federal Court issued his decision on the "King Mangano law" (Local Law #315-12). This law, if enacted, would have given the County Executive the authority to open up collective...
Aug 03, 2012
The COBA Family & Friends Fishing Trip was on Friday, Aug. 3rd. Good job to Delegate Kevin Imm from Platoon 5 for organizing a great event. All kids got a trophy and we sailed out of Freeport on the Captain Lou Fishing...
Aug 07, 2012
Battle of the Badges. On Tues, August 7th, we played the Nassau PBA at Ducks Stadium in Central Islip. Over 300 COBA families came out to help us raise $4,000 for the Nassau PBA & Nassau COBA Widow's & Children's Fund - a...