COBA President Benny Boscio alongside Congressman Lee Zeldin and other COBA Members announcing COBA’s endorsement of Zeldin for Governor of New York at a press conference at Rikers Island
Correction Officers, like most New Yorkers, are sick and tired of living in constant fear of being victimized by violent criminals in their communities and in their workplace.
At the City Council hearing on the proposed legislation to ban punitive segregation in New York City’s jails, COBA members stood together to demand our voices be heard! Our officers are essential First Responders, who provide care, custody, and control of nearly 6,000 inmates in our jails. Watch COBA President Benny Boscio’s compelling testimony on why punitive segregation is vitally important for the safety
COBA President Benny Boscio, along with COBA Members and Elected Officials Speak at a Press Conference at City Hall to Oppose the Ban on Punitive Segregation
Thank you to all the brave officers who testified
COBA President Benny Boscio was honored as a special guest at the recent DESI Society event for their food pantry.
We need answers that the City Council cannot provide. Those council members calling for the ban on punitive segregation do not work in our jails, where we supervise some of the most violent individuals in our city every day.nt DESI Society event for their food pantry.
The Dominican Day Parade last week was a great celebration of culture and heritage! Our sincere thanks go out to all of the officers who attended!
Did you know that New York State WVPL mandate employers perform a risk assessment with the respective unions pursuant to workplace violence?
Listen to First Citywide Trustee Ashaki Antoine as she testifies before the BOC on the recurrence of sexual assault, physical attacks,
Since taking office, President Benny Boscio and his administration have advocated for safer working conditions for our members, including the reinstatement of Punitive Segregation.
The entire COBA Executive Board is very proud of our First Citywide Trustee, Ashaki Antoine, for being honored at the Grand Council Guardian of Inc’s Women’s History Month event!
In 1996, COBA announced that a scholarship fund had been established for the children of Correction Officers. This was the first time in the history of COBA that a scholarship fund had been established to assist the children of Correction Officers ..
Thank you, Mayor Eric Adams for making it a point to express your gratitude to our Corrections Officers for all that they do to protect our jails!
In October 2021, several Queens elected officials stood alongside correctional offers to demand the city and state take action to end sexual harassment and assault against officers, an issue that has been long ignored.
With the advent of COVID-19, COBA leadership knew that they had to take action on behalf of the correction officers, both for the sake of their careers, their health, and the health of their families. Across the nation
COBA President Benny Boscio was featured as part of an in-depth interview with FOX5NY & Hot 97’s Lisa Evers.
COBA PRESIDENT BENNY BOSCIO’S TESTIMONY BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE ON WNBC NEWS 4
Discussing the future of Rikers Island, President Boscio called for a need of 2,000 additional officers in order to uphold the standards of the jail.