Dear COBA Members;
Late this morning, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Quinn issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the County/Dept in the matter of the NUMC Staffing issue that was implemented last Friday night regarding the 18th floor.
In his memo, the Judge stated that it is "Ordered that sufficient reason having been shown therefore, pending a hearing and determination, the Respondent (County) is temporarily restrained and enjoined from reducing the Officer to Inmate ratio outside the confines of the NCCC below 2 to 1, except for the 7th floor."
What happens now?
It is possible that the County may appeal this TRO to the Appellate Court.
That remains to be seen. For now the TRO is in place.
Since this Order is Temporary, a Court date has been scheduled in State Supreme Court for April 3rd, where the County must "Show Cause" why the Restraining
Order should not remain in place pending arbitration of the matter.
We are currently securing a date as soon as possible for the Arbitration to assure our compliance with the Judge's Order.
Again, I will keep you apprised of any and all developments as this matter progresses. This is a very good decision for the Union.
Brian Sullivan, COBA President