Ordinance amending TMC Ch. 2109, Toledo Police Command Officers Association (TPCOA), to reflect negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
However, I’ve learned that the TPCOA met this evening to vote on the MOU and has overwhelmingly rejected what was described as “the City’s last offer.” This suggests that the TPCOA is going to continue to litigate this through the court system.
The Toledo Police Command Officers Association appealed the April 28 decision of the State Employment Relations Board that sided with Toledo, which had forced financial concessions on the union.
The appeal was filed May 11 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court and was assigned to Judge Linda Jennings.
The grounds for their appeal were:
1. The decision is not supported by reliable, probative or substantial evidence.
2. The decision is not in accordance with existing law, including but not limited to 4117.11 Ohio Revised Code and other provisions of the Ohio Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act, Chapter 4117.
TPCOA is seeking the prior SERB decision and final order be reversed, that the City of Toledo be found in violation of 4117.11(A)(1) and (5) of the Ohio Revised Code and that relief be granted as provided for in 4117.13 of the Ohio Revised Code.
This would also suggest that since there is no negotiated MOU, there is no need for a Special Council meeting to approve it.
As an update on 5/18 – I’ve been told the special Council meeting was canceled.