The Toronto Public Library Workers Union participated in another successful Word on the Street Festival. Our library worker volunteers at Booth 435 were very busy. Our 2016 "All the Carnegie Libraries" totebag and t-shirt, designed by the Urban Geographer, Daniel Rotsztain were a massive hit. Our Toronto Public LIbrary Worker baby onesie proved very popular for little readers hot-off-the-press! And the winner of our Grand Prize will be announced in early November - the lucky winner will join Margaret Atwood for lunch! Thank you to Margaret Atwood, Daniel Rotsztain and all the library worker volunteers who worked to make our booth a success. See you next year!
How ‘bout lunch?
Two lucky readers will lunch with the fabulous Margaret Atwood.
Two entrants will be drawn at random to win a private lunch with Margaret Atwood.
The draw will take place after the Word on the Street Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto (booth #435).
Winners will be notified by email and the lunch will take place November 29th.
Click here for full details on how to enter.
And make sure you visit us at Booth 435 at the Toronto Word on the Street Festival on Sunday, September 25 at Harbourfront Centre. The Toronto Public Library Workers are looking forward once again to this annual event - hope to see you there!
Always a steadfast supporter of public libraries, Margaret Atwood is helping with a project in Kentville, Nova Scotia to establish Killam Corner, a collection and space devoted to youth in the community. Please consider contributing to this worthy public library initiative. Click here for more information.
The Toronto Public Library Workers were out in full force for the annual Labour Day parade. As proud union members, we were happy to hear cheers from Torontonians as our contingent passed by. And we had small gifts to hand out to children along the way - a mini "All The Libraries" colouring book and mini-crayon pack by Toronto artist/writer/cartographer, Daniel Rotsztain. Look for more at Booth 435 at the Word on the Street festival on Sunday, September 25.
Happy Labour Day to all!
Watch for the Local 4948 ice cream truck at the following libraries today - buy a cone and support the United Way of Greater Toronto!
Thorncliffe 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr 11:00 am
Flemingdon Park 29 St. Dennis Dr 12:30 pm
Victoria Village 184 Sloane Ave 2:00 pm
Dawes Road 416 Dawes Rd 3:30 pm
Check for the Local 4948 ice cream truck at a location near you - buy a cone or slushie from library worker volunteers! All proceeds go to support the United Way!
Tomorrow: Wednesday, August 17
Ontario Libaries and the library workers are under attack. The Toronto Public Library Workers narrowly avoided a strike in May. Both the Mississauga Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 1989) and the Essex County Public Library Workers (CUPE Local 2974 - Library) were forced to take strike action strike against an unfair employer.
Concessions, cutbacks, and precarious work are challenges faced by these workers in a predominately-female workplace. Local 1989 was able to get the employer back to the table and negotiate a settlement.
However, the 58 members of the Essex County Library are still out on strike. The Toronto Public Library Workers urge all library workers and library supporters to support this brave band of library warriors in whatever way they can.
Click here for ways to support the 58 striking Essex County Library Workers get a fair deal: