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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.

Toronto Civic Workers on Strike - 1972Β 


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Stop the library worker layoffs at the York Catholic District Schoolbard! @Local4948 TO #libraryworkers stand in #solidarity with CUPE 2331 πŸ“š Sign the petition + share https://t.co/i7b2XI3rKk @4948president @CUPEOntario #onpoli https://t.co/lCY6cItkQT
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@4948president: I just signed this petition to call for @YCDSB to reverse their decision to lay off library workers. Support students, parents and staff and bring library workers back! #LibrariesWorkBecauseWeDo @CUPEOntario @Local4948 @Sflecce https://t.co/yeRaHizMM9
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A positive look at what libraries have to offer but fails to address the effects of COVID on library workers: stress, understaffing + burnout are the reality for many. @4948president @torontolabour #topoli https://t.co/WMm6ZdERhH
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What's better than ice cream? Ice cream that supports the #UnitedWay ! Thanks to all the library workers + patrons who came out to visit our truck. 🍦🍦🍦 @UWGreaterTO @4948president @torontolibrary @torontolabour @CWN_TOlabour πŸ‘“πŸ‘“ https://t.co/ySd3N7EXvQ