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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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@4948president: Happy International Women’s Day #IWD2021 ! The Toronto Public Library Workers are mostly women and have worked to establish the busiest urban public library system in the world. No small feat, if you ask me! And not without challenges. Yet, we persist. @local4948 👓
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@IWD_TO: We hope to see you all at 1pm today at our online Rally! International Women’s Day 2021 Toronto Virtual Rally SATURDAY MARCH 6, 2021 at 1:00pm EST Streaming Live at https://t.co/Z6u4CXKLRY #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay #Canada https://t.co/i46YIx2tLd
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@4948president: Shameful. What people need now is more engagement with library workers. Seniors living in isolation, children and parents, people new to Canada, youth experiencing mental health challenges... the list goes on. Reverse this decision! @EssexCountyON @CUPEOntario @Local4948 https://t.co/sY2rkLLYHD
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@4948president: Spoke at the Southern Alberta Library Conference earlier this week re: a health and safety survey sent out to library workers @Local4948 It’s been very challenging for us during this pandemic, in our work and personal lives, but we are working hard for the people of Toronto. https://t.co/VD7HlplW31
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@blogTO: Toronto Public Library is starting to permanently eliminate late fees https://t.co/s03fOdA34R #Toronto #TorontoPublicLibrary #TPL