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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@TPLLillianSmith: Want to support the United Way AND have ice cream? You can! TPL Workers Union local 4948 will be raising money for the United Way through sales at their ice cream truck. It will be in the neighbourhood Sept 16. @Local4948 @UWGreaterTO https://t.co/nDrPwYsu70
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@cityoftoronto: The clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, and in partnership with @torontolibrary, the TTC and @TOPublicHealth, a pop-up TTC bus vaccination clinic will be held at Rexdale Library on Monday, September 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.
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@LanrickBennett: The Social Infrastructure in #TorontoDanforth communities that has and continues to keep our local @torontolibrary branches going. On #LabourDay a nod to @Local4948 Thank You ✊🏾@TPLJonesLibrary @TPLRiverdale @4948president #ImLibraryPeople https://t.co/iy0YmQVB7s
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@pauldaniel28: Toronto #Labour #Unions Unite! @tsuOECTA stands with @cupelocal79 and @Local4948 @torontolabour #cavalcade 🚲 🚗 🎉! As we rise up for a just recovery! @dmdmitchell @4948president @OECTAProv https://t.co/QMdYTY1zbb
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One of @torontolibrary’s bookmobiles (affectionately known as “Big Blue”) will be joining the Labour Day cavalcade tomorrow travelling from Nathan Phillips Square to Queen’s Park. See you there! @torontolabour @CUPEOntario #HappyLabourDay https://t.co/mKY71jqndA