Political Action Updates

Jun 08, 2020/Political Action

Fighting to Protect Our Confidential Personnel Records and Our Civil Rights

The Facts About the Politically Driven Campaign to Repeal "50-A" What is 50-A? 50-a is a section of the New York State Civil Rights Law that deems the "personnel records" of Police Officers, Firefighters and Correction Officers "confidential and not subject to...
Mar 03, 2020/Political Action

Protecting Our Communities from Bail Reform

Over the last few months, Nassau COBA has been at the forefront of combating the so-called bail reform that is making our communities less safe. As you will see below, I have been speaking at local community forums and at the Nassau legislature in an effort to convince our elected officials to take...
Dec 04, 2017/Political Action

Cuomo vetoes disability bill sought by Nassau jail officers

  This article by Michael Gormley originally appeared in Newsday.    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have expanded disability benefits to Nassau County corrections officers who are assaulted by visitors to inmates.   The veto...
Sep 28, 2017/Political Action

Nassa COBA Announces Endorsement of Jack Martins for County Executive

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Dec 18, 2014/Political Action

Officers rally for removal of affirmative action specialist

The officers say Andreaus Guilty has been publishing racist, derogatory and anti-law enforcement comments on Facebook. (12/15/14)EAST MEADOW - More than 100 Nassau County corrections officers rallied today to call for the removal of the county jail’s affirmative action specialist.Andreaus...
Dec 16, 2014/Political Action

Officers protest Facebook postings by Nassau jail official

More than 100 Nassau correction officers protested outside the county jail in East Meadow on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, calling for the removal of the jail's head affirmative action officer over Facebook postings in which he referred to police as "crackers" who "got bullied in high...
Jan 09, 2014/Political Action

COBA Full Page Newspaper Advertisement

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/Political Action

2013 Nassau COBA Political Endorsements

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...
Aug 19, 2013/Political Action

COBA in the State Capital

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 Assembly, as of this date only two of these bills have been...
Aug 21, 2012/Political Action

Judge orders injunction on King Mangano Law

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 bargaining agreements and extract $41 million dollars in labor savings to...