In a recent op-ed, Donato Iorio expressed his support of Toledo firefighters and police officers in the wake of calls to eliminate their contractual pension pickups in order to save money for the City.
To ask even more of Toledo police officers and firefighters who are already underpaid, understaffed, and outgunned, and who have sacrificed more than their counterparts in other Ohio cities, is unreasonable.
Unlike virtually all other workers, police officers and firefighters in Ohio do not collect Social Security benefits when they retire. The pension benefits provided by Ohio's Police and Fire Pension Fund are their social security.
Read the full Toledo Blade op-ed: "Police, Firefighters Already Have Sacrificed."