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Toronto library workers say they’re heading for strike

“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 at midnight Sunday, talks are at a “crisis point,” Maureen O’Reilly, president of CUPE Local 4948, told reporters Wednesday.“I am extremely concerned about the state of negotiations right now,” O’Reilly said, and if they don’t improve library staff will be on picket lines Monday instead of opening branches.” (via Toronto Star)

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Unionized Queens Library custodians are being replaced with lower paid workers

“Custodians at the Queens Library’s main branch say their jobs are being swept out the door. The financially strapped library has spent the past five years replacing unionized custodians with lower-paid contract workers at the Central Library in Jamaica.

Union leaders say that cash has been allocated to hire non-union administrators and give them raises, to boot, and they say that’s not right.” (via NY Daily News)

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