General News Updates

May 21, 2013/General News

Time in Rank Plan Backed

Originally publised in Newsday on May 21, 2013 by Sid CasseseThe 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 requirement that all construction contracts in excess of $500,...
May 11, 2013/General News

Letter Carriers Food Drive

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 on Saturday May 11, 2013 and your local union Letter Carrier will...
Feb 26, 2013/General News

Rule Nassau Can't Set Time Limit on CO's Trading Shifts

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 that the union’s lawyer said could signal a change in the way...
Dec 21, 2012/General News

COBA Toy Drive teams up with Knights of Columbus

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 Association are collecting toys after the Knights of Columbus...
Oct 18, 2012/General News

Nassau COBA members Nationally recognized

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.  After the 6-foot, 210 pound inmate began to bang his own head...
Sep 25, 2012/General News

Welcome to our new website

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, upcoming events listings, recent news updates, and an easy to use...
Aug 03, 2012/General News

COBA Family Fishing Trip

The COBA Family...
Jul 27, 2012/General News

Nassau COBA Tug of War Champs!

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 partial donation from the union. After the competition, the AC/DC...