News From: COBA

by Kate Hogan | on Apr 21, 2016

The toughest beat in law enforcement

Correction Officers live the toughest life imaginable. They work beyond the wall, in the dark corners of jails and prisons. Their clientele are murderers, rapists and drug lords. They enforce the...

by John Jaronczyk | on Mar 18, 2015

When a CO dies, who looks after their kids?

Message from John Jaronczyk, President of Nassau County Sheriff's Correction Officers Benevolent Association The Nassau COBA Widows and Children's Fund was established in 2006 to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 25, 2014

Our Unions Care

IBEW 1049 will be participating in the Marcum Workplace Challenge on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Jones Beach on Long Island.  This event will benefit 3 Long Island Charities: Long Island Children...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2014

UCOMM All-Stars - Champions!

Both on and off the ice, the world famous UCOMM All-Stars went on to win the NYS Court Officers 2nd Annual Face Off for a Cause charity hockey tournament to benefit the family of C.O. James Barbieri...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2014

Keep your head up LaGrange!

On Saturday May 17th starting at 12:30 is the annual "Face-off for a Cause" Union Hockey charity tournament taking place at Abe Stark Arena in Brooklyn.This event will benefit the family of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 08, 2013

LIBN Column: Nassau COBA’s brave, risky move

It’s been three years since a Nassau County corrections officer had a raise.The average CO makes $30,000 a year. The benefits are nice, but the work is grueling. “Being a corrections...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 20, 2013

COBA in the State Capitol

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...

by John Jaronczyk | on Aug 20, 2013

Despite the attacks we give back

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...

by John Jaronczyk | on Oct 18, 2012

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...

by John Jaronczyk | on Oct 18, 2012

Nassau COBA in the news

Newsday reported today that the NY State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit that we filed against Nassau County regarding the County designating certain members in "acting" titled positions...

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