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...

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

February is Black History month - and unions and activists are participating in a variety of ways.  Watch for Local 4948's upcoming interview with Dr. Rita Cox, an award-winning librarian, renowned storyteller and community leader who created the Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the...

2021 City Budget Deputation

January 26, 2021 President Brandon Haynes delivers an impassioned deputation expressing his shock and dismay at City Hall's refusal to fund two extremely important TPL programs: Digital Literacy for Seniors and Community Librarians. https://player.vimeo.com/video/505749991

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@stephvanstralen: Great job @4948president and Steven Burdick of @Local4948 speaking at the mic at #CUPE2021 about the important services library workers deliver to their communities and why we should reject staffless libraries.
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@torontolabour: In less that 2 weeks, Labour Council and @myseumTO will come together for a special virtual event – Derailed: The History of Black Railway Porters in Canada 👉 SIGN UP: https://t.co/GIWerln3KQ This will be an incredible look into a group of workers who disrupted the system https://t.co/ND0yKghO8Y
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@4948president: Looking forward to attending this event. We need a just recovery from this pandemic in T.O. if the City truly wishes to Build Back Stronger. @torontolabour @TCBN_TO @ros_powell @27ChrisCampbell @Local4948 https://t.co/DGvPkJgFLS
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@LibrarianshipCA: The Toronto Public Library houses one of the planet’s biggest science-fiction archives https://t.co/y9V7fA8H9q At @torontolibrary's Merril Collection, take a deep dive into a science-fiction archive that’s out of this world https://t.co/x1bSkFSBQW
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@torontolabour: IN JUST TWO DAYS #labour joins community activists from diverse movements and backgrounds to speak out for #ClimateJusticeNow. Join us at Queen's Park at 1pm Saturday! #JustTransition #COP26 #canlab @ofl @canadianlabour @UARRToronto @TOenviro @TOforfuture https://t.co/9eUjfI62gr