General News Updates
Apr 24, 2015/General News
Four Months, Four Slashings at Nassau Jail
Correction officers at the Nassau jail have responded to four-gang related slashingings since January, including one where the victim's face required hundreds of stitches, according to officials and reportsThe violence, from mid-January through early April, is some of the worst in decades, said...
Mar 19, 2015/General News
Right to Work Laws Just What Unions Need?
With Wisconsin becoming the 25th state to enact right to work legislation, we have to ask if unions and their relevance are in a decline. Right to work laws can be the death of organized labor. Right to work is a bill or a constitutional provision that prohibits the use of union membership as a...
Jan 16, 2015/General News
COBA Retirement Party & Journal
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association will be putting together a Journal for this year’s Retirement Party to honor those that are retiring for their years of Service. Family, Friends and Co-workers of COBA Retirees can place an Ad in the Journal....
Dec 10, 2014/General News
Nassau criticized for rap video filmed at jail
In August, Nassau County rented an unused section of the jail to Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda. (12/9/14)Click here to watch the above videoWOODBURY - Nassau County is facing criticism for renting out a part of the county jail for a rap video.In August, the county rented an unused section of the jail...
Dec 09, 2014/General News
Federal discrimination complaint filed over postings by Nassau jail affirmative action officer
December 8, 2014 by CELESTE HADRICK, Newsday Nassau's corrections union has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the county's head affirmative action officer at the East Meadow jail, contending his public Facebook postings are racist, derogatory and incite violence against its...
Dec 09, 2014/General News
Nassau corrections union president criticizes county film commission over music video shoot
By Laura Figueroa, NewsdayOn Monday, as Nassau's film commission hosted a tour of local landmarks for various production companies, the president of the county's correctional officers union took aim at county leaders for allowing a trio of rappers who have rapped about killing cops to...
Dec 08, 2014/General News
Long Island jail rents out facility to anti-cop rapper Uncle Murda for music video
New York Daily News / Monday December 8, 2014The Brooklyn-based musician rented an abandoned part of Nassau County jail for a one-day shoot in August. Murda's recent 'Hands Up' video slams police brutality, featuring the image of him and another rapper holding guns to a white officer...
Jul 21, 2014/General News
20th Annual Canoe Race Fundraiser
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Jun 28, 2014/General News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association, NIFA reach deal to end wage freeze - News 12 Long Island
WOODBURY - An agreement was reached this week between the Corrections Officers Benevolent Association and the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, ending a three-year wage freeze.The agreement comes with some concessions from members of the workers’ union.COBA leaders say those concessions...