May 19, 2022

Striking Toronto Public Library Workers Hold Read-In Rally

The strike is now in its second week.

Librarians, Authors Join Forces at Read-In (via Torontoist)

“Cheerful rage” may be an oxymoron, but that’s probably the best way of describing the mood at the “read-in” and rally—organized by the striking librarians’ union, CUPE Local 4948—that took place in front of the Toronto Reference Library on Sunday afternoon.

The crowd of more than 100 people included library workers, supportive members of the public and, most notably, a sizable contingent from the Writers’ Union of Canada, who showed up to voice their support for their fellow word lovers during the labour disruption.

See Also: Canadian Authors Rally to Support Striking Librarians (via Marketwire)

See Also: Toronto Public Library Workers Union 4948 (via Twitter)

See Also: Toronto Public Library Web Site

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