Toronto Public Library Workers Union Local 4948 attended the CUPE 2019 Bargaining Conference in sunny Saskatoon. The conference included excellent panels, including one with TO delegate Gobi Sooriyakumar, on historic strikes. There were four days of educational sessions, support rallies, and inspiring keynote speakers. Speakers included Jeff Good from the LA teachers who presented on the recent LA teachers strike and shared strategies for creating a successful campaign. And...a lunchtime visit to the beautiful Saskatoon Public Library and Local History Collection!
Library workers and community volunteers from Progress Toronto came out engage with the public about staffless libraries in the Swansea community. The overwhelming response from the community: they want and deserve a staffed and full-service library. To impose a two-tiered service does not support our most vulnerable patrons, and an empty branch continues to pose health and safety risks to all. To make your voice heard, visit ourpubliclibrary.to and stay tuned for future action alerts.
The Toronto Public Libary workers attended the Ontario Library Association's SuperConference. Let's celebrate public libraries' most valuable resource: library workers! #NotoStafflessLibraries