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Published: 9/2/2013


Annual Labor Day Parade marches in downtown

The annual Labor Day parade was in downtown Toledo, Ohio on September 2, 2013. The Blade/Jetta Fraser. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Members of the Association of Public Library Employees, Local 5242, an amalgamated local of the UAW, in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Association of Public Library Employees, Local 5242, an amalgamated local of the UAW, in the parade.
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Tom Mackin, a 2013 judicial candidate for the Perrysburg Municipal Court in Wood County, left, Nicole and Judge Myron Duhart, City Council member George Sarantou, and fellow council member and Toledo mayoral candidate D. Michael Collins on the parade route.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Mackin, a 2013 judicial candidate for the Perrysburg Municipal Court in Wood County, left, Nicole and Judge Myron Duhart,...
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Former Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner, left, with Ron Rothenbuhler, chair of the Lucas County Democratic Party, right, as Rothenbuhler marches with other members of the carpenters' union. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner, left, with Ron Rothenbuhler, chair of the Lucas County Democratic Party, right, as Rothenbuhler marches ...
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Toledo City Council member Shaun Enright, left, and Aji Green, candidate for Toledo School Board, along the route near the grandstand. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo City Council member Shaun Enright, left, and Aji Green, candidate for Toledo School Board, along the route near the ...
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Aji Green, candidate for Toledo School board, with members of Laborers International Union of North America Local 500. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Aji Green, candidate for Toledo School board, with members of Laborers International Union of North America Local 500.
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Jimmy Wilson, of Toledo, left, meets Toledo city council member and mayoral candidate Joe McNamara, right, as McNamara marches in the parade.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jimmy Wilson, of Toledo, left, meets Toledo city council member and mayoral candidate Joe McNamara, right, as McNamara marches in ...
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Thomas Szych, his dog Princess and son Kadin Szych, 7, all of Toledo, with Joe McNamara, city council member and candidate for Toledo mayor, as McNamara marched in the parade.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Thomas Szych, his dog Princess and son Kadin Szych, 7, all of Toledo, with Joe McNamara, city council member and ...
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Denise Huston left, and her husband Scott Huston, right, with their two children Jonathon, 4, and Mason, 5, behind the wheel. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Denise Huston left, and her husband Scott Huston, right, with their two children Jonathon, 4, and Mason, 5, behind the wheel.
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Longshore workers from Local 1982, in the parade. They have worked for four years without a contract, they say. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Longshore workers from Local 1982, in the parade. They have worked for four years without a contract, they say.
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Natasha Blackmon, right, with her daughter, Iyanna Scrutchins, 7, and nieces Jala Brazzil, 11 and Sonee Brazzil, 8, all of Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Natasha Blackmon, right, with her daughter, Iyanna Scrutchins, 7, and nieces Jala Brazzil, 11 and Sonee Brazzil, 8, all of ...
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Mario Morena, with the City of Toledo Sewer and Drainage Services, left, receives a flag from Joan Pruss along Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mario Morena, with the City of Toledo Sewer and Drainage Services, left, receives a flag from Joan Pruss along Summit ...
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Toni Schunke, an exchange student from Germany, on a UAW float in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toni Schunke, an exchange student from Germany, on a UAW float in the parade.
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Local elected officials, including Toledo mayoral candidate D.Michael Collins, second from right, join Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, right, near the grandstand along the march route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Local elected officials, including Toledo mayoral candidate D.Michael Collins, second from right, join Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer,...
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Alan Cox, Toledo mayoral candidate and president of Local 2058 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, on the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alan Cox, Toledo mayoral candidate and president of Local 2058 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,...
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Toledo City Council candidate Theresa Gabriel, past president of AFSCME Local 2058, marching with AFSCME members in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo City Council candidate Theresa Gabriel, past president of AFSCME Local 2058, marching with AFSCME members in the parade. ...
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Tom Mackin, a 2013 judicial candidate for the Perrysburg Municipal Court in Wood County, along the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Mackin, a 2013 judicial candidate for the Perrysburg Municipal Court in Wood County, along the parade route.
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Anita Lopez along the parade route near the grandstand. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anita Lopez along the parade route near the grandstand.
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Carla Bachmayer, of Genoa, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh), center, and Phyllis Coughenour, of Toledo, along the parade route. Bachmayer says she is a strong supporter of Kaptur, and wanted to express her position against war in Syria. Phyllis Coughenour is the widow of the recently deceased Ronald E. Coughenour, labor leader and past parade grand marshall, and spoke to Kaptur about her husband.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carla Bachmayer, of Genoa, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh), center, and Phyllis Coughenour, of Toledo, along the parade route. Bachmayer ...
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Luminaries on or near the grandstand of the parade, including Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, top left, and, on the ground level, Sylvania Township trustee Keith Haddad, left, Lucas County Commissioner Carol Contrada, Toledo mayoral candidate and Lucas County auditor Anita Lopez,  Lucas County Commission president Pete Gerken, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh)  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Luminaries on or near the grandstand of the parade, including Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, top left, and, on ...
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The Whitmer High School band near the front of the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Whitmer High School band near the front of the parade.
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Sally Powless, grand marshall for the Labor Day parade and retired regional director at AFSCME Ohio Council 8. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sally Powless, grand marshall for the Labor Day parade and retired regional director at AFSCME Ohio Council 8.
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The Toledo Federation of Teachers contingent in the Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Federation of Teachers contingent in the Labor Day parade.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.), left, and state representative Michael Ashford, Ohio District 44.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.), left, and state representative Michael Ashford, Ohio District 44.
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Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, left, and John Schlagheck, executive secretary of the Building Trades, along the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, left, and John Schlagheck, executive secretary of the Building Trades, along the parade route....
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Jasmine Queen, 7, left, Jason Mayle, center, and Jasmine's mother Leslie Queen, right, all of Toledo, on the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jasmine Queen, 7, left, Jason Mayle, center, and Jasmine's mother Leslie Queen, right, all of Toledo, on the parade route.
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The motorcycle division of the Toledo Police Department starts the parade in a downpour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The motorcycle division of the Toledo Police Department starts the parade in a downpour.
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A downpour as the parade begins draws observers under an overpass on Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A downpour as the parade begins draws observers under an overpass on Summit Street.
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Caisy Smith, 15, a ninth grader at Whitmer High School, left, reads while waiting with Erin Partin for the Whitmer High School band and Partin's daughter, a flautist, to pass by. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Caisy Smith, 15, a ninth grader at Whitmer High School, left, reads while waiting with Erin Partin for the Whitmer ...
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State Sen. Nina Turner D-Cleveland, candidate for Ohio secretary of state, left, Polly Taylor Gerken, candidate for Toledo Public School board, and George Tucker, president, Northwest Ohio Area Labor Federation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo State Sen. Nina Turner D-Cleveland, candidate for Ohio secretary of state, left, Polly Taylor Gerken, candidate for Toledo Public ...
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UAW Local 12 Women's Committee float in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo UAW Local 12 Women's Committee float in the parade.
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Lucas County Commission president Pete Gerken, a member of UAW Local 12, left, and a truckload of UAW Local 12 workers.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas County Commission president Pete Gerken, a member of UAW Local 12, left, and a truckload of UAW Local 12 workers.
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The annual Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The annual Labor Day parade.
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Pete Gerken, president of the Lucas County Commission, and Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12, marching with fellow UAW Local 12 members. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pete Gerken, president of the Lucas County Commission, and Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12, marching with fellow UAW ...
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UAW Region 2-B members.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo UAW Region 2-B members.
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John Schlagheck, executive secretary of the Building Trades, left, Toledo city council members George Sarantou and Shaun Enright, and Enright's son, Shaun Enright, Jr, 13, right.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo John Schlagheck, executive secretary of the Building Trades, left, Toledo city council members George Sarantou and Shaun Enright, and Enright's ...
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