Patrick, Our members are risking their lives to help their fellow New Yorkers, keeping them healthy, fed and safe, and they desperately need their country’s support and protection. Too many have inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and lack clear and...
Month: April 2020
3 New York judges died from coronavirus, almost 170 court workers infected
Article from NYPost.com By Andrew Denney Nearly 170 employees from New York’s court system have been infected with coronavirus and four have succumbed to the bug — including a judge who passed away Tuesday morning, officials said. State Supreme Court Justice Steven...
Comptroller DiNapoli Announces $50 Million Toward Small Business Relief, Job Retention
We have received some concerning inquiries from the membership about this article and want to clear it up.
This transaction by the State Comptroller is part of the portfolio that invests in NYS businesses. It is completely allowable by law and as an investment, a return is expected.The NYS Employee Retirement System was last valued at 217 billion dollars. It has grown to such high marks through the guidance and leadership of Tom DiNapoli without whose protection the pension system would be in considerably worse shape than it is now. Once again, this is not a totally unusual move for the fund as it normally invests in our own businesses in New York and is continuing to do exactly that.
SCOA Member Sgt. Jessica Hernandez Sings Star Spangled Banner
SCOA member and LCOS President, Sergeant Jessica Hernandez from Bronx Supreme Court – Criminal Term serenades us with a moving rendition of the National Anthem for the Annual Law Day celebration. Sgt. Hernandez performed at the New York County Supreme Courthouse in lower Manhattan. Visit nycourts.gov to see the entire video.
The moment the anti union movement has been waiting for and what we have been fighting for years
McConnell Says He Favors Letting States Declare Bankruptcy Article from Bloomberg.com by Steven T. Dennis and William Selway Senate leader says his party opposes bailout of state pensions Hits ‘pause button’ on any additional pandemic aid to states Senate Majority...
Message regarding Public Safety Officers Benefits
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded today’s announcement that law enforcement and other public safety officers who file a death benefit claim through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) program for a COVID-19 related...
1) Who caused this to occur? The governor determined this for Executive Branch employees and inexplicably the Judicial Branch followed suit despite the fact that the funds for the 2% raises were allocated in the 2020/2021 budget. 2) Why did this occur? Obviously,...
2% raise update
Today it was confirmed that over 100,000 NYS employees including our membership will have their duly negotiated 2% raises withheld until at least July 1, 2020. This is a disgusting violation of the sacred collective bargaining process due to Union members statewide.