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Article from The Walrus: Have  You Been to the Library Lately?

Article from The Walrus: Have You Been to the Library Lately?

Message from the PresidentIn February, I was contacted by Canadian Magazine, The Walrus, to contribute to an article, exploring the history and future of Public Libraries in Canada. It includes many direct quotes - four from TPL employees, including myself - and my quotes are about halfway through...

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Toronto Public Library Workers Endorse Olivia Chow for Mayor

Toronto Public Library Workers Endorse Olivia Chow for Mayor

The Toronto Public Library Workers Union – Local 4948 has endorsed Olivia Chow to be our next Mayor of Toronto. Olivia has a proven track record of leadership and experience that is unmatched by her opponents. She has represented Toronto as a school board trustee, a city councillor, and as a...

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CUPE National Women’s Conference (2023)

CUPE National Women’s Conference (2023)

From March 12-15, Toronto Public Library Workers attended the CUPE National Women's Conference.  It was the first CUPE National Women's Conference in 14 years, and a historic over 600 CUPE women attended. We met Judy Darcy, former British Columbia MLA and the first Minister of Mental Health and...

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International Women’s Day (IWD) March (2023)

International Women’s Day (IWD) March (2023)

On Saturday, March 4th, Vice-President, Jinkie David spoke at the Annual International Women's Day Mary Spratt Breakfast. The Mary Spratt breakfast is hosted every year on the morning of the International Women's Day march, by the Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council. After the breakfast, Toronto...

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