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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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What do library workers really do? It’s more than just putting books away. In our new video, you’ll hear from library workers directly about the impact they have on the community. Share now—we need to give library workers the support they need. https://t.co/VX1fYcdfZa
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@4948president: HAPPENING NOW: Join me and find out about the history of @ATUlocal113 transit workers in Toronto as presented by the Toronto Workers History Project @ToWorkers @Local4948 @shelleycarroll @torontolabour https://t.co/N4i8EetQjx
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@4948president: Scathing report from ⁦@ccpa⁩. Outrageous example of why the system needs fixing and why workers who are trying to endure this pandemic need more support. Dozens of big companies headed by top-paid CEOs collected COVID-19 government benefits: report https://t.co/3W6oh3H9ZF
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@DavidMacCdn: The pandemic has been hard on a lot of people. But in 2020, Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs had their 2nd best pay year in history. Our latest CEO pay is hot off the presses https://t.co/qzPEJytMxf #cdnpoli @ccpa 1/x
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Library workers gave so much to our communities this year—now’s the time to give back to them. Ahead of 2022’s budget consultations, make your support known. Sign the pledge. https://t.co/IQDedps8m7 https://t.co/U2XBsmuuLj