Reported earlier today for Toledo Free Press — LINK to story.
The question of who would be responsible for pension payments has been one that had been discussed several times during the course of the privatizing of trash services. Toledo sought a ruling, and administrative ruling was made on June 7 that as reported states:
“On review of the agreements we find the City employees will be transferred to Lucas County. The County will then transfer the employees to Allied Waste. We have determined that any employees transferred to Allied Waste will be a public employee as defined in Section 145.01(A)(2) of the Ohio Revised Code and Lucas County will be deemed the employer to administer Chapter 145 of the Ohio Revised Code.”
Toledo is appealing the administrative ruling based on their belief that employees would not be transferred, that since Toledo would no longer be providing trash collection services the employees would no longer be employees of Toledo, their positions would be terminated, not transferred.