Report: “Toronto Library Workers Say They’re Heading For Strike”
From The Star:
More than 2,000 library workers will strike Monday, shutting Toronto’s 100 branches, unless the city gets serious about negotiating a new contract, their union says.
With a strike or lockout possible starting midnight Sunday, Maureen O’Reilly, president of CUPE Local 4948, told reporters Wednesday she is “extremely concerned about the state of negotiations.”
[Clip]A spokeswoman for Vickery Bowles, Toronto’s chief librarian, said in an email Wednesday “we continue to bargain and are committed to reaching a negotiated settlement.
“We’re working to reach a deal that is fair to both parties and Toronto residents, and will work to the strike deadline and beyond if necessary to reach an agreement.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.