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On Strike: Toronto libraries shut down, large rally at city hall Special

Toronto - Following the failed marathon negotiations over the weekend, 2,300 library workers are now off the job and will head to the picket lines. Hundreds rallied Monday at city hall and others demonstrated at the Toronto Reference Library.

Op-Ed: Cutting, privatizing libraries will create city of have-nots

Toronto - "Toronto has a spending problem, not a revenue problem," said now-Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, during the 2010 election campaign — a popular premise that he rode straight to office.

Toronto Library Union: Don't close, privatize our libraries Special

Toronto - As Toronto City Hall reviews its books and looks at various cost-cutting measures, the Public Library Workers Union is concerned over the possibility of privatization and branch shutdowns. The union’s President spoke at city hall Wednesday.
 

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Huge crowd walks the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall in support of libraries and its worker...
Huge crowd walks the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall in support of libraries and its workers.
Mary Bistol  Toronto Public Library librarian  speaks to the crowd talking about how important libra...
Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash speaks wi...
Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash speaks with Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly outside of Toronto city hall.
The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday s strike outside of To...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday's strike outside of Toronto city hall.
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan addressed the crowd of library workers  union member...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan addressed the crowd of library workers, union members and supporters outside of Toronto city hall.
Local 4948 President Maureen O Reilly talks to reporters during a scrum about Monday s strike and th...
Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly talks to reporters during a scrum about Monday's strike and the current negotiations with the City.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.

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