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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...

NYSCOPBA Fighting Staffing Cuts and Facility Closures

 

  
.........NYSCOPBA testifies at legislative hearings on 6/2/09, Cut the Administration! PDF FileMore pics here...
................. 900 Employees in Building 2, what do they do?   Salary Chart 1 - Salary Chart 2

WE MUST STOP THE REPEAL OF THE 1 YEAR FACILITY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION LAW! WE NEED EVERYONE TO CONTACT LOCAL LEGISLATORS AND URGE THEM TO OPPOSE THE LEGISLATION. CALL THE ASSEMBLY AT (518) 455-4100 AND THE SENATE AT (518) 455-2800 AND ASK TO SPEAK WITH YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATOR.


NYSCOPBA continues to fight against staffing cuts and facility closures. Our message is clear; DOCS maintains a bloated administration that has no benefit to the Department, employees or community. Administrative cuts have no impact on safety and security and it is unacceptable to cut the staff providing those services.

NYSCOPBA continues our fight by working with the Assembly Statewide Forums on Workforce Issues in the Correctional System to schdule meetings accross the state where members can attend and have thier voices heard regarding improving prison safety, staff working conditions and community safety.

NYSCOPBA Testifies at Governmental Waste Hearings Movie File
Commissioner Fischer testifies first
NYSCOPBA testimony begins at 98 minutes (1:38)
Senators Klein & Savino- Cutting Spending in DOCS
President Rowe's Budget Testimony Movie File
President Rowe's Statement on Prison Closures PDF File
Budget Testimony Photos
Budget Press Conference

Closure Information

March 25, 2010Final Corrections ReportPDF FileMarch 31, 2010Kolb & Assembly Republicans unveil prison task force report
Februay 10, 2010Budget Press ConferenceFebruary 10, 2010NYSCOPBA Launches Ads
Februay 9, 2010President Rowe's Budget Testimony Movie FileFebruay 8, 2010President Rowes Press Release
Februay 8, 2010Budget Testimony PhotosFebruary 5, 2010Senators Klein & Savino- Cutting Spending at DOCS

News Stories

2/16/10CO's Use Radio/TV Ads2/25/10New York Fails To Cut Administrative Bloat
2/10/10Channel 10- Correction Officers Fight2/10/10Channel 9- Union Fights for Prisons
2/10/10Corrections officers fighting proposed closure2/10/10Union Fights to Keep Prisons Open
2/2/10Senator Aubertine: Top Heavy Administration02/05/10Press Republican - Saving Lyon Mountain
1/29/10Assemblywoman Russell fights for Ogdensburg CF02/01/10News article- superintendent housing
9/18/09Prison Work Conditions Discussed9/26/09Guest view: Overcrowded, understaffed prisons dangerous, expensive
9/14/09Debate over prison staffing continues9/4/09Correction Officers Concened
9/3/09Assembly Republicans address workforce8/30/09Too Many Administrators, Too Few Guards
8/24/09Puoghkeepsie Journal- Safety in Prisons8/23/09The Citizen-Prisons need full staffing
8/19/09The Citizen- Budget Cuts Affect Safety7/17/09Post Star- Prison Guards Decry Cuts
7/16/09News 10 video on Gouverneur Hearings Movie File7/16/09News 10 article on Gouverneur Hearings
    
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