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Toronto, ON  M4R 1K8


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TPLWU represents the 2,100 full and part-time library workers at the Toronto Public Library


Our Members

TPL staff serve the world’s busiest urban public library system, with more than 17.5 million visits a year to our 100 branches.

Our members are highly educated and dedicated professionals who reflect the diversity of our city and who devote their careers to preserving, organizing, enhancing and making more accessible the vast reservoir of human knowledge found in our libraries. Collectively, they are one of Toronto’s most valuable public resources.

Our Roots

Our roots as a union go back nearly one hundred years to the early days of the 20th century, when Toronto Civic workers began organizing. We are affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees as Local 4948.


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@SkylarMaharaj: So impressed hearing @chipadovani's vision for #YSW and Toronto at Labour Meet & Greet, hosted by @torontolabour and @Local4948. https://t.co/lsFzKeQVIn
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@torontolabour: Proud to support Chiara Padovani and Lanny Ferreira, our endorsed candidates in #YSW @lannyf @Local4948 https://t.co/FA3PJH038a
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@ausmalik: I totally get this. In a big conversation last night, I asked what about Toronto do you love/are proud of. Without missing a beat, the overwhelming reply was: @TorontoLibrary! Thx to the super library workers @Local4948 that make our library system and spaces sources of pride 🙌🏽 https://t.co/rJ495rvWJd
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@torontolabour: What's your plan for the weekend? How about joining our Meet & Greet with our endorsed Toronto Councillor Candidates? Hope to see you all! #TOpoli @chipadovani ⏰Sat, Sept 17 at 1-2pm 📍129 Lonborough Ave, York. @ausmalik ⏰Sun, Sept 18 at 3-4pm 📍165 Augusta Ave., Toronto https://t.co/Cm2sky7EL5
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3rd day of ice-cream truck for the @UWGreaterTO ! We're at Bloor/Gladstone, City Hall, Spadina Rd, & Lillian H Smith libraries today! See you there! #icecream #fundraising #torontolibrary #libraryworkers #unitedway https://t.co/WTMcDSdoBX