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Published: 9/5/2011


Toledo Labor Day Parade

Toledo-area workers and members of several local unions took over downtown the morning of Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, as they participated in this year's Labor Day parade. Many of the participants urged their fellow Ohioans to consider voting down the anti-collective bargaining law on election day in November. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Members of United Auto Workers Local 12 march together in the Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of United Auto Workers Local 12 march together in the Labor Day parade.
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The festivities started a bit early for the young man riding in the Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The festivities started a bit early for the young man riding in the Labor Day parade.
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The Whitmer High School marching band provided some music for the parade as they marched through downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Whitmer High School marching band provided some music for the parade as they marched through downtown Toledo.
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Two-year-old Lucy Printke and her mother Lauren Printke of West Toledo brave the cold winds to watch the 2011 Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two-year-old Lucy Printke and her mother Lauren Printke of West Toledo brave the cold winds to watch the ...
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Auto workers representing UAW Region 2-B shows support for the We Are Ohio campaign and the repeal of Ohio's anti-collective bargaining law. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Auto workers representing UAW Region 2-B shows support for the We Are Ohio campaign and the repeal of Ohio's ...
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Members of UAW Local 12 wear red shirts urging voters to vote against the anti-collective bargaining law in November. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of UAW Local 12 wear red shirts urging voters to vote against the anti-collective bargaining law in November.
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Dennis Duffey, of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8, right, greets Frank Badgett of West Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dennis Duffey, of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 8, right, greets Frank Badgett of West Toledo.
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Participants in the Labor Day parade march down Adams Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Participants in the Labor Day parade march down Adams Street.
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Officers of the Lucas County Sheriff's Department march down the street carrying the American, Ohio, Lucas County, and sheriff's department flags. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Officers of the Lucas County Sheriff's Department march down the street carrying the American, Ohio, Lucas County, and sheriff's department ...
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Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 march down Adams Street past North Superior. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 march down Adams Street past North Superior.
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Constance Davis-Bruster, 8, of West Toledo, stretches to grab a piece of candy during the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Constance Davis-Bruster, 8, of West Toledo, stretches to grab a piece of candy during the parade.
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A pooch joins the protest of Ohio's anti-collective bargaining law. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pooch joins the protest of Ohio's anti-collective bargaining law.
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A colorguard member spins her flag in the chilly September air during the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A colorguard member spins her flag in the chilly September air during the parade.
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Kate Hildebrand, 6, right, and her sister Colleen Hildebrand, both of Waterville, huddle under a blanket as they watch the parade downtown. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kate Hildebrand, 6, right, and her sister Colleen Hildebrand, both of Waterville, huddle under a blanket as they watch the ...
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Female UAW members protest Issue 2 on their float. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Female UAW members protest Issue 2 on their float.
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UAW stickers adorn a Rosie the Riveter sign on one of the Labor Day parade floats. Enlarge | Buy This Photo UAW stickers adorn a Rosie the Riveter sign on one of the Labor Day parade floats.
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Members of Mecca Temple of Toledo drive down the street during the Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of Mecca Temple of Toledo drive down the street during the Labor Day parade.
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A Chrysler Prowler with a flame paint job, glides down the streets of Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Chrysler Prowler with a flame paint job, glides down the streets of Toledo.
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National Organization of Legal Services Workers Local 2320 participates in Monday's parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo National Organization of Legal Services Workers Local 2320 participates in Monday's parade.
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Trucks and other construction equipment is displayed as part of the Labor Day parade in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trucks and other construction equipment is displayed as part of the Labor Day parade in Toledo.
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Bowsher High School marching band livens up the parade with a little music. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bowsher High School marching band livens up the parade with a little music.
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Allen Chatman of North Toledo carries a sign supporting American workers on Labor Day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Allen Chatman of North Toledo carries a sign supporting American workers on Labor Day.
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A truck carries members of Toledo Jeep Unit Local 12 through the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A truck carries members of Toledo Jeep Unit Local 12 through the parade route.
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William Ortyl of AFSCME Local 7 carries a sign during the Labor Day parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo William Ortyl of AFSCME Local 7 carries a sign during the Labor Day parade.
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A Labor Day float filled with people dressed as various members of public unions urges Ohioans to vote down Issue 2 in November. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Labor Day float filled with people dressed as various members of public unions urges Ohioans to vote down Issue ...
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People on the Maritime Trades Department float toss out candy to parade watchers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People on the Maritime Trades Department float toss out candy to parade watchers.
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A little bit of dancing shakes up the march down Adams Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A little bit of dancing shakes up the march down Adams Street.
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A participant during the Labor Day parade wears this thoughts on his hardhat. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A participant during the Labor Day parade wears this thoughts on his hardhat.
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Members of AFSCME Local 7 ask questions of the city and the city council on their signs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of AFSCME Local 7 ask questions of the city and the city council on their signs.
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Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford, left, watches as members of the Toledo Federation of Teachers march by in the Labor Day parade. He was greeted warmly by the crowds. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford, left, watches as members of the Toledo Federation of Teachers march by in the Labor ...
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