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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 - 1972 

 

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@4948president: Happy to be attending the first Virtual Town Hall presented by the @cityoftoronto Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit @CABR_Toronto. Join us if you can: https://t.co/Ld7QcQ6ySP @torontolabour @UARRToronto @Local4948
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@4948president: Big congrats to City of Vancouver library workers @CUPE391 on ratifying your new contract & for being on the forefront of pushing for equity & inclusion, and in the fight against precarious work. #LibrariesWorkBecauseWeDo @local4948 ⁦@cupenat⁩ https://t.co/8Adz4Dshja
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@4948president Brandon Haynes at support rally w/ @torontolabour for Local 3950 workers locked out by National Rubber Technologies, an unfair employer demanding drastic concessions @USWSTAC #solidarity #TOpoli #Steelworkers ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼 https://t.co/gRrZe0R3jL
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Public libraries are an "investment that's well worth it" - Marketplace https://t.co/5FhGM33XdC
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@4948president: Important note to library administrators and others who need to hear this (again)! #StafflessLibraries are not the solution to recovery from this pandemic. They do not provide equitable access to all. They are not “safer”. They are just cheap bandaids. https://t.co/zvAla7OW0M