Labor Unions Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 6/15/2011 4:25:47 AM EST
    A woman walks with a child next to a caricature of the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, part of an art display at Syntagma square in front of the Greek Parliament n central Athens, , during a peaceful ongoing rally against plans for new austerity measures, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. A 24-hour strike by Greece's largest labor unions is set to cripple public services Wednesday, as Papandreou's Socialists' government begins a legislative battle to push through last-ditch cost cutting reforms that will exceed its own term in office. Demonstrators had camped outside parliament since May 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Posted: 5/11/2011 10:36:04 AM EST
    A man and a woman carry their luggage as they pass next a moored ship in Piraeus port near Athens during a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Most public services in Greece came to a halt Wednesday and transport was disrupted as labor unions held a new general strike to protest harsh austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.(AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 5/11/2011 10:36:02 AM EST
    A man looks through and closed and padlocked gate at a passengers entrance in Piraeus port near Athens during a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Most public services in Greece came to a halt Wednesday and transport was disrupted as labor unions held a new general strike to protest harsh austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.(AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 5/11/2011 10:36:01 AM EST
    A man sits in front of moored ships in Piraeus port near Athens during a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Most public services in Greece came to a halt Wednesday and transport was disrupted as labor unions held a new general strike to protest harsh austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.(AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 5/11/2011 10:35:59 AM EST
    International Monetary Fund's Paul Thomsen, right, and European Central Bank's Klaus Masuch, center, enters the Greek Ministry of Finance in central Athens, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The IMF and European delegation are in Athens to monitor progress on cost-cutting reforms as most public services in Greece came to a halt as labor unions protest the government's introduction of harsh austerity measures, to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.(AP Photo)
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    Posted: 5/1/2011 8:27:43 PM EST
    Leaders of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions burn a banner symbolizing government's policies on labor unions during a May Day rally near the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 1, 2011. About 50,000 workers demanded the government provide greater labor rights and contain rising inflation.The letters on read " Suppression of labor movement, bad labor lows and price rising". (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  •  - Brazil's Finance Minister Mantega is heckled by workers protesting over the announced increase in minimum wage in Brasilia

    Brazil's Finance Minister Mantega is heckled by workers protesting over the announced increase in minimum wage in Brasilia

    Posted: 2/15/2011 1:48:27 PM EST
    Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega is heckled by workers protesting over the announced increase in minimum wage, as he arrives at Congress to give an explanation on the increase, in Brasilia February 15, 2011. Labor unions initiated the protest to demand a greater increase. The poster reads, "Real increase for minimum wage." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A protester takes part in a protest by labor unions and students in Brasilia

    A protester takes part in a protest by labor unions and students in Brasilia

    Posted: 12/9/2009 2:35:02 PM EST
    A protester takes part in a protest by labor unions and students against Brasilia's federal district Governor Jose Roberto Arruda outside the Buriti Palace in Brasilia December 9, 2009. A kickback scandal involving the opposition governor has highlighted Brazil's persistent political corruption and could hurt the opposition's chances of beating President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's candidate in next year's election. The scandal erupted on November 27, 2009 when video footage surfaced showing Arruda apparently receiving large amounts of cash during his election campaign in 2006. REUTERS/Roberto Jayme (BRAZIL POLITICS CONFLICT)
  •  - A protester lies on the ground during a protest in Brasilia

    A protester lies on the ground during a protest in Brasilia

    Posted: 12/9/2009 2:21:51 PM EST
    A protester lies on the ground as the replica of an underwear and the Brazilian real notes are held above him during a protest by labor unions and students against Brasilia's federal district Governor Jose Roberto Arruda outside the Buriti Palace in Brasilia December 9, 2009. A kickback scandal involving the opposition governor has highlighted Brazil's persistent political corruption and could hurt the opposition's chances of beating President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's candidate in next year's election. The scandal erupted on November 27, 2009 when video footage surfaced showing Arruda apparently receiving large amounts of cash during his election campaign in 2006. REUTERS/Roberto Jayme (BRAZIL CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Labor unions and students protest outside the Buriti Palace in Brasilia

    Labor unions and students protest outside the Buriti Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 12/9/2009 1:55:52 PM EST
    Labor unions and students protest against Brasilia's federal district Governor Jose Roberto Arruda outside the Buriti Palace in Brasilia December 9, 2009. A kickback scandal involving the opposition governor has highlighted Brazil's persistent political corruption and could hurt the opposition's chances of beating President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's candidate in next year's election. The scandal erupted on November 27, 2009 when video footage surfaced showing Arruda apparently receiving large amounts of cash during his election campaign in 2006. REUTERS/Roberto Jayme (BRAZIL CONFLICT POLITICS)
  •  - Retired General Sarath Fonseka speaks to labor unions from the Marxist backed opposition party in Colombo

    Retired General Sarath Fonseka speaks to labor unions from the Marxist backed opposition party in Colombo

    Posted: 12/4/2009 9:53:24 AM EST
    Retired General Sarath Fonseka speaks to labor unions from the Marxist backed opposition party in Colombo, December 4, 2009. Fonseka, who oversaw the end of 25 years of war, said on Sunday he will run for president, pitting himself against President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also takes credit for the victory against Tamil Tiger rebels. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA POLITICS ELECTIONS MILITARY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of Costco store in Arvada

    File photo of Costco store in Arvada

    Posted: 3/21/2009 10:41:49 PM EST
    A Costco store is seen in Arvada, Colorado, in this March 4, 2009 file photo. Costco Wholesale Corp, Starbucks and Whole Foods Market are joining forces to propose alternatives to a bill that makes it easier for workers to unionize but is strongly opposed by U.S. corporations. The three retail giants said on March 21, 2009 they sought a "third way" as big business and labor unions face off over the Employee Free Choice Act, backed by President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/ Files (UNITED STATES BUSINESS)
  •  - Activist from labor union chants slogans during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei

    Activist from labor union chants slogans during rally in front of Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei

    Posted: 12/23/2008 12:20:40 AM EST
    An activist from a labor union chants slogans during a rally in front of the Executive Yuan Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei December 23, 2008. The labor unions are demanding that firms stop laying off workers and putting them on forced unpaid leave. In November Taiwan's jobless rate hit its highest level in five years. The Chinese characters read, "Unpaid leave." REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)
  •  - Auto mechanic Paul Cook works on a customer's Ford Escape SUV in the service department of a Ford car dealership in Warren, Michigan

    Auto mechanic Paul Cook works on a customer's Ford Escape SUV in the service department of a Ford car dealership in Warren, Michigan

    Posted: 12/18/2008 6:31:49 PM EST
    Auto mechanic Paul Cook works on a customer's Ford Escape SUV in the service department of a Ford car dealership in Warren, Michigan December 18, 2008. U.S. President George W. Bush expressed concern on Thursday that a disorderly bankruptcy in the auto industry could be "very destabilizing" and said he was looking for concessions from labor unions and others in deciding on aid to automakers. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Demonstrators paint a wall as police observe during a march against the government of President Alvaro Uribe in Medellin

    Demonstrators paint a wall as police observe during a march against the government of President Alvaro Uribe in Medellin

    Posted: 10/23/2008 6:06:21 PM EST
    Demonstrators paint a wall as police observe during a march against the government of President Alvaro Uribe in Medellin October 23, 2008. Thousands of indigenous Colombians marched on Thursday to press their demands against President Alvaro Uribe, and labor unions protested in the capital Bogota, where five small blasts panicked residents. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera (COLOMBIA)
  •  - Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly  in Warren, Michigan

    Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan

    Posted: 10/14/2008 4:53:11 PM EST
    Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan October 14, 2008. Labor unions in the United States and Canada on Tuesday expressed concern about the prospect of job losses from any merger between General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC, adding that union leaders had not been consulted by the automakers. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly  in Warren, Michigan

    Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan

    Posted: 10/14/2008 4:52:43 PM EST
    Chrysler auto assembly workers leave the plant after their shift ends at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan October 14, 2008. Labor unions in the United States and Canada on Tuesday expressed concern about the prospect of job losses from any merger between General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC, adding that union leaders had not been consulted by the automakers. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Workers from Korean Federation of Clerical and Financial Labor Unions shout slogans during protest against US buyout fund Lone Star in Seoul

    Workers from Korean Federation of Clerical and Financial Labor Unions shout slogans during protest against US buyout fund Lone Star in Seoul

    Posted: 11/9/2006 1:26:00 AM EST
    Workers from the Korean Federation of Clerical & Financial Labor Unions shout slogans during a protest against U.S. buyout fund Lone Star in front of main office of a local law firm Kim & Chang in Seoul November 9, 2006. Kim & Chang offered legal counsel to the Lone Star during the 2003 sale of the Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) to Lone Star, according to local media. Prosecutors said on Wednesday they would submit another request to detain the vice chairman of Lone Star in a stock trading probe, after a South Korean court rejected their second request late Tuesday. A sign reads,"Illegal sale of KEB". REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA)
  •  - Brazilian Volkswagen workers walk along Anchieta plant  in Sao Bernado do Campo

    Brazilian Volkswagen workers walk along Anchieta plant in Sao Bernado do Campo

    Posted: 8/22/2006 3:37:57 PM EST
    Brazilian Volkswagen workers walk along the Anchieta plant in Sao Bernado do Campo August 22, 2006. Volkswagen's Brazilian unit said on Monday that it may close one of its factories in Brazil if it fails to reach an agreement with labor unions over its proposed restructuring plan. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL)
  •  - Brazilian Volkswagen workers take part in an protest at Anchieta plant in Sao Bernado do Campo

    Brazilian Volkswagen workers take part in an protest at Anchieta plant in Sao Bernado do Campo

    Posted: 8/22/2006 3:03:06 PM EST
    Brazilian Volkswagen workers take part in an protest at Anchieta plant in Sao Bernado do Campo, August 22, 2006. Volkswagen Brazilian unit said on Monday that it may close one of its factories in Brazil if it fails to reach an agreement with labor unions over its proposed restructuring plan. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL)


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