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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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PETITION: It is our obligation to fully commit to reconciliation. Please sign. Justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples is long overdue | Canadian Labour Congress https://t.co/yqwyPWr0OI
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@4948president: It is a beautiful Saturday morning and library workers @Local4948 are attending the Indigenous & Workers of Colour Conference organized by @torontolabour equity committee. Reflecting on this year’s theme: Rising Above the Storm https://t.co/8buXFMJs54
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@4948president: Excited to be attending New Librarians Symposium today! This year’s theme is Libraries and Labour: Organizing for Action. Will be talking about the organizing work Toronto #LibraryWorkers have done over the years and the challenges of the future. #NewLibSymp21 @Local4948 https://t.co/yjatolMBWV
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Libraries around the world are “thriving” during pandemic. But is this true? Funding cuts, layoffs, under-investment abound. Reinvest to ensure the services that library workers provide is around for years to come. Appreciation must translate to action. https://t.co/14XzOO4wtS
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Library of Congress gets health workers’ audio COVID diaries | The Star https://t.co/cnYi8YzY4N