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COBA President: City Asking Too Much For No-Layoff Guarantee

Posted 11/5/20

Benny Boscio  took office as president of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association riding a wave of discontent that had its roots in the criminal behavior of former President Norman Seabrook but also washed out a contract deal reached by Mr. Seabrook's successor, Elias Husamudeen that had to be cobbled together with new elements reflecting the urgency brought by the coronavirus.

The damage COVID-19 has done to the city's economy created a different kind of urgency for the de Blasio administration, which has demanded $1 billion in givebacks from the municipal unions as an alternative to having to lay off up to 22,000 of their members.   

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