President's Message

Update on OCA's Refusal to Negotiate

Update on OCA's Refusal to Negotiate

Today, COBANC filed an Improper Practice Charge (IP) with the Public Employment Relations Board(PERB)...

President's Message
Sep 2, 2021
Update on Mandatory Testing and Vaccinations

Update on Mandatory Testing and Vaccinations

An update on Mandatory Testing and Vaccinations

President's Message
Aug 26, 2021
Mandatory COVID Testing for Unvaccinated State Employees

Mandatory COVID Testing for Unvaccinated State Employees

The recent mandate from Governor Cuomo requires weekly COVID testing of all unvaccinated state workers.

President's Message
Jul 29, 2021
Social Status for Mask Policy

Social Status for Mask Policy

When Judge DiFiore refers to us as her “Court Family”, just exactly what does she mean? Would anyone treat their mother, father, sister, brother, or child this way?

President's Message
Jul 15, 2021
Thoughts As We Celebrate Our Countries Independence

Thoughts As We Celebrate Our Countries Independence

As we prepare to celebrate this Independence Day with barbeques, fireworks, friends and loved ones, let us reflect on why we are doing so...

President's Message
Jul 2, 2021
Message from the President

Message from the President

The upcoming week will be a challenge for all of us...

President's Message
May 21, 2021
COBANC Files Against CSEA

COBANC Files Against CSEA

COBANC files PERB action against the NYS Unified Court System for unit clarification and placement. We are challenging that, titles in CSEA judicial in Nassau County should be COBANC ‘s.

President's Message
May 18, 2021
As the courts prepare to bring everyone back to work at a 100% capacity...

As the courts prepare to bring everyone back to work at a 100% capacity...

As the courts prepare to bring everyone back to work at a 100% capacity...

President's Message
Apr 28, 2021
A Look-Back at COVID

A Look-Back at COVID

As we reach the one-year anniversary of this horrific pandemic, we must reflect...

President's Message
Mar 16, 2021
2% Raise Deferred - Again

2% Raise Deferred - Again

OCA has opted to continue to defer our raise...

President's Message
Feb 26, 2021
Who is Running the Courts?

Who is Running the Courts?

These past months have been crazy, to say the least. ..

President's Message
Feb 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations

As you may be aware, Court Officers and sworn Peace Officers are now included in Phase 1B and are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine which begins today January 11, 2021...

President's Message
Jan 12, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As we look forward to this Thanksgiving and spending it with family and friends, and the Governor watching, we must reflect on the past nine months...

President's Message
Dec 25, 2020
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

On behalf of myself and the COBANC Executive Board we would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. May the days ahead be merry and bright!

President's Message
Dec 23, 2020
Don't Forget to Vote

Don't Forget to Vote

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to remind everyone, while at work in the courthouses, to be courteous of your fellow members by practicing good hygiene...

President's Message
Oct 30, 2020
We Will Never Forget

We Will Never Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2001. It started as a beautiful day. The sky was a certain shade of blue that you rarely see. The air had a bite to it signaling the upcoming onset of fall...

President's Message
Sep 11, 2020
Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day COBANC members! While this Labor Day will be more subdue than normal, with limited barbecues and smaller gatherings, it does not change the fact that this is our holiday...

President's Message
Sep 7, 2020
Executive Board Nominations

Executive Board Nominations

Nominations forms were returned. One nomination was void because it was not seconded by anyone or signed. The nominations are as follows...

President's Message
Aug 11, 2020
Coronavirus Screening Courthouse Visitors

Coronavirus Screening Courthouse Visitors

COBANC opposes the temperature screening that began Monday, June 6. While we are not opposed to the temperature screening of court users, we are opposed to how it is being implemented...

President's Message
Jul 7, 2020
Happy Indpendence Day

Happy Indpendence Day

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, albeit by social distancing and wearing masks, I must wonder how much longer will we be celebrating our country's history...

President's Message
Jul 2, 2020
Return to In-Person Operations in Nassau County - Phase 2

Return to In-Person Operations in Nassau County - Phase 2

On Monday, June 8 Administrative Judge Hon. Norman St. George issued a Memo regarding Phase Two of the Return to In-Person Operations on June 12, 2020...

President's Message
Jun 12, 2020