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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In rare move, school librarian fights back in court against conservative activists https://t.co/VZpbi5kwab
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@ontarionurses: If the Ford Government is looking for ideas from the sector on how to solve the current nursing crisis, here's one: Increase compensation. https://t.co/RdzEtdJed7
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What a great team! And a beautiful day for a canvass 😎 We're out in York South-Weston canvassing with Chiara Padovani @chipadovani , City Councillor candidate! It's time for progressive change in #YSW Lets get Chiara to City Hall 👊🏽 #TOpoli https://t.co/d2zfdZ8VjD
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@JILLSLASTWORD: It was pretty incredible @Local4948 ! Thank YOU for sharing your time! We cannot afford to lose any of our libraries and in order for them to operate we need sufficient funding AND staff! Libraries and library workers are essential to our social safety net! #onpoli #tostpauls https://t.co/2SzcChETh7 https://t.co/dW6lltc7Gc
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Loved catching up over lunch with you @JILLSLASTWORD 😊 Recently re-elected to QP, MPP Dr. Jill Andrew is NDP Critic for Culture, Heritage, and Women's Issues. We discussed mounting pressure on library workers to act as social triage in their communities #ONpoli #onlab #ondp https://t.co/ikBGst8YUf