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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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In rare move, school librarian fights back in court against conservative activists https://t.co/VZpbi5kwab
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@ontarionurses: If the Ford Government is looking for ideas from the sector on how to solve the current nursing crisis, here's one: Increase compensation. https://t.co/RdzEtdJed7
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What a great team! And a beautiful day for a canvass 😎 We're out in York South-Weston canvassing with Chiara Padovani @chipadovani , City Councillor candidate! It's time for progressive change in #YSW Lets get Chiara to City Hall 👊🏽 #TOpoli https://t.co/d2zfdZ8VjD
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@JILLSLASTWORD: It was pretty incredible @Local4948 ! Thank YOU for sharing your time! We cannot afford to lose any of our libraries and in order for them to operate we need sufficient funding AND staff! Libraries and library workers are essential to our social safety net! #onpoli #tostpauls https://t.co/2SzcChETh7 https://t.co/dW6lltc7Gc
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Loved catching up over lunch with you @JILLSLASTWORD 😊 Recently re-elected to QP, MPP Dr. Jill Andrew is NDP Critic for Culture, Heritage, and Women's Issues. We discussed mounting pressure on library workers to act as social triage in their communities #ONpoli #onlab #ondp https://t.co/ikBGst8YUf