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

Curbside Service Delivered by Toronto Public Library Workers

Curbside Service Delivered by Toronto Public Library Workers

Dewey or don't we join in with Bernie Sanders' Mittens memes?  Of course we do (and with affection for a strong defender of working people). Please check the Toronto Public Library's website for the latest information on the services library workers provide during the lockdown in this second State...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2020 has been a very difficult year for all workers, their family and friends.  Library workers have continued to work and deliver services that Torontonians rely on - with all the associated health and safety concerns faced by many public service workers.  Thank you for your support during these...

National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

The Toronto Public Library Workers Union commits to the ongoing fight to end violence against women, including our murdered and missing Indigenous women. As a step in this direction, our union recently negotiated a paid leave for victims of domestic or sexual abuse. From CUPE National: On December...

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What do library workers really do? It’s more than just putting books away. In our new video, you’ll hear from library workers directly about the impact they have on the community. Share now—we need to give library workers the support they need. https://t.co/VX1fYcdfZa
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@4948president: Scathing report from ⁦@ccpa⁩. Outrageous example of why the system needs fixing and why workers who are trying to endure this pandemic need more support. Dozens of big companies headed by top-paid CEOs collected COVID-19 government benefits: report https://t.co/3W6oh3H9ZF
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@DavidMacCdn: The pandemic has been hard on a lot of people. But in 2020, Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs had their 2nd best pay year in history. Our latest CEO pay is hot off the presses https://t.co/qzPEJytMxf #cdnpoli @ccpa 1/x
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Library workers gave so much to our communities this year—now’s the time to give back to them. Ahead of 2022’s budget consultations, make your support known. Sign the pledge. https://t.co/IQDedps8m7 https://t.co/U2XBsmuuLj