November 24, 2017

Regina, Canada Library Workers Won’t Collect Fines

Workers at Canada’s Regina Public Library walked off the job at 4 p.m. on May 28 to stage a rally outside of Regina City Hall. The 180 members of CUPE 1594 (all of the library’s employees except  management and anyone whose salary is funded by another branch of government) asked the library board to return […]

UPDATED: Toronto Library, Union Reach Deal

(This story has updated to report that the deal was approved and to provide details of the agreement.) Toronto Public Library workers and the Toronto Library Board voted on March 29 on a tentative settlement, according to The Star. The contract was approved, according to CBC News, and workers returned to work the following morning. […]

Toronto Library Closed by Strike

This article has been edited to include comment from the union. The Toronto Public Library (TPL)’s workers are on strike, after four negotiation deadline extensions on March 18 failed to produce agreement. The union, TPLWU Local 4948, represents 2,300 workers, about half of whom are full time employees. “There are approximately 1800 FTEs,” Maureen O’Reilly, president […]

Update: Toronto Library To Sell Ads

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) board decided to sell advertising in the library at its February 27 meeting. The board will hire a contractor to sell advertising on the backs of due-date slips, at no cost to the library, and a consultant for $10,000 to look for other in-library advertising opportunities.