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 decrease, every year each and every single person at the Nassau courts is getting poorer and poorer. So today for one of the first time in 20+ years, they put their foot down and held a very active and energetic rally in at the Nassau Courts in Mineola.
Flanked by signs that said “honk if you support unions” and “6 years without a contract” it was hard to hear the rally speakers because of the amount of honks coming from Old Country Road, one of Long Island’s busiest thoroughfares.
Attending the rally and picket were not just public employees comprised of Nassau COBA correction officers, Ninth Judicial District Court Employees, NYS Court Clerk Associciation, Association of Surrogates and Supreme Court Reporters, Citywide Association of Court Attorneys, Suffolk Court Officers and the Suffolk County Association Municipal Employees; what really stood out at this rally was the fact that 50 Verizon strikers joined in a show of solidarity. Click here to watch a video of CWA 1108 Dennis Dunn proclaiming that their fight is our fight and vice versa.