News From: Nassau County

by Kris LaGrange | on May 24, 2016

When forces collide

For six years the court officers and court employees in Nassau County, also known as COBANC, have been working without a contract. As their medical cost increase and their wages decreas, every year...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

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 Jim Carver | on Aug 29, 2014

What does Labor Day mean to a union police officer?

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Labor Day was started as a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It...

by Jim Carver | on Aug 29, 2014

Tug of War raises money for Wounded Warriors

Congratulations to our 2014 Police Tug-of-War Champions: Nassau County Women of Law Enforcement, Suffolk Police, Nassau Corrections and the Suffolk Deputy Sheriffs! Even though the Nassau PBA did not...

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 Feb 15, 2013

Freeze this NIFA

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority - which is charged with running the Nassau County government because nobody has a clue what they are doing, was ordered by a Federal judge to lift a wage freeze...