Paid Sick Days Save Lives

Paid Sick Days Save Lives

From CUPE Ontario:  Please fill out this petition and share! On January 12, 2021, the Ontario government announced a second State of Emergency and instituted a stay-at-home policy. A growing chorus of advocates, experts, and workers responded by pointing out a glaring omission: the Ford...

Stop Anti-Asian Hate Rally on Sunday March 28

Stop Anti-Asian Hate Rally on Sunday March 28

  The Toronto Public Library Workers Union calls out anti-Asian racism in Canada and around the world. We stand in solidarity with Asian communities everywhere as we mourn both recent and past acts of horrific violence and hate.  We commit to recognize and fight white supremacy and fight...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today!  Sunday, March 21, please join a special free online event at 3 pm "Making Good Trouble" presented by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Labour Community Services, and the the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.  Local 4948 President Brandon Haynes will be one of the speakers at this...

Great Fiction Reads for Black History Month

Great Fiction Reads for Black History Month

Because we are library workers - there will be a booklist! Celebrate Black History Month with some of the best fiction by Black authors from 2020-21. These recommended titles represent a variety of diverse perspectives across different literary genres. Where available, a link to the Toronto Public...

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@4948president: Shout out to @JILLSLASTWORD (yet again) for acknowledging tonight that library workers should be given priority access to vaccines given the work we do & communities served. Mostly women. Many from racialized groups. Many work part-time to make ends meet. It’s time @local4948
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@4948president: Now attending the ⁦@torontolabour⁩ annual National Day of Mourning virtual event to reflect on and commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Tune in below. https://t.co/qurebi9Do6
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Please sign and share this ⁦@CUPEOntario⁩ action as we observe the Day of Mourning with workers everywhere. #DayofMourning #April28@cupenat⁩ ⁦@4948president⁩ ⁦@torontolabour#workerhealthandsafety #paidsickdays #onpoli https://t.co/sIKSRJl6PZ
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Please sign + share widely! We need real change to support precarious workers + communities impacted by COVID-19 @4948president @torontolabour @cupenat #PaidSickDays #PaidSickDaysSaveLives #SaveLives @fordnation #COVID19Ontario https://t.co/SlNBQrTh0e @CUPEOntario #onpoli
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@4948president: ‘Aren’t we essential?’: Front-line workers say they’re left out of Ontario’s vaccine rollout | The Star Library workers in Ontario are also not listed for priority access to vaccines. We are frontline workers too! @local4948 ⁦@CUPEOntario⁩ https://t.co/5RUe7ELJxL