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COBA exists to ensure that you and your interests are represented. Learn more about how we’re fighting on behalf of you and your service.

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City Council hearing to ban solitary confinement at NYC jails incites dueling rallies

NY Corrections officers gather for a rally outside of City Hall before the start of a City Council hearing on Intro 549 on September 28, 2022 in New York City.

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Handcuffing the Department of Correction

Even as violence remains at frighteningly high levels on Rikers Island, the New York City Council is moving to handicap the City’s Department of Correction (DOC), making it all but impossible to control unruly prisoners within the city’s jails.

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Online database makes public thousands of misconduct accusations against NYPD cops, NYC correction officers

The new Legal Aid Society database contains 450,000 records at a level of detail previously unavailable, including lawsuit discovery, the results of FOIL requests.

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POLITICS NY NAMES COBA PRESIDENT TO TOP LABOR LEADERS

Politics NY names COBA President to Top Labor Leaders for his advocacy on behalf of the Boldest.

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OPINION: THE HONEST LOOK AT THE ISSUES ON RIKERS

COBA President honestly addresses the issues facing Rikers and what to do about them.

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About Our Union

About Union

The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association exists to protect and support people who spend their careers risking their lives—the 16,000 active and retired correctional officers of New York. COBA is committed to enhancing health and welfare funds, improving salary and benefits, and ensuring the safest working conditions possible for our members, all while promoting and advocating for their wellbeing and respect in the media.