Congratulations to the winners of the Lunch With Margaret Atwood Contest. Ms Atwood and the winners lunched at Hart House on November 29. Thanks to all those Torontonians who participated and signed up for the Our Public Library campaign.
On Saturday, November 26, a group of Toronto Public Library Workers joined other union locals on a bus bound for Essex County. The bus was loaded with box after box of food donations collected from unionized library workers from all across the Toronto Public Library. These donations were collected to help the Essex County Public Library workers make it through the holiday season - they have been out on strike since June 25 with no end in sight. Essex County officials appear to be willing to deprive their communities of their public libraries as they continue to demand concessions from this tiny, but steadfast group of 58 workers. If you wish to assist this brave group of library warriors, click here.
Check out Daniel Rotzstain's work - a great supporter of our public library.
The Essex Public Library Workers, Local 2974, have been out on strike since June 25, 2016. This is threatening to become the worst public library strike in Canadian history.
The Toronto Public Library Workers stand united with the small band of 58 library workers who are up against an unfair employer.
All the public libraries in Essex County have been closed since June 25.
The Toronto Public Library Workers Union Local 4948 will be heading out to Essex County on November 26 to deliver donations to Local 2974's food bank. Workers in our Toronto branches are happy to help.
If you would like to see what you can do to help support these library workers, click here.