Essex Library Workers and Peel Children’s Aid Society Workers Need Your Support

For information on how to donate, please scroll down.

This week, members of CUPE Local 1989, Mississauga Library Workers, joined members of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, and other members of CUPE, OPSEU, ETFO — and probably others I’ve forgotten — from Burlington, Hamilton, London, North Bay, Oshawa, Ottawa, and Woodstock on a road trip to Kingsville, Ontario.

We brought a bus full of love, solidarity, and donations to the Essex County Library Workers, who have been on strike for six months.


We had a spirited and emotional rally and a short picket line walk, and we promised the Essex Library Warriors that they are not forgotten.

We were thrilled and very proud of our members’ generosity. TPLWU held a food drive by branch. They collected so much food, it took 45 minutes to load the boxes into the bus!


As you know, our sisters and brothers in Essex County have been on strike for six months, and no resolution is in sight. It’s a very difficult situation, and the winter weather isn’t going to help. If your family makes end-of-year or holiday donations, please remember the Essex Library Workers this year.

CUPE 4914, Children’s Aid Society Workers, are also in a very difficult position. Their employer has hired scabs, offering exorbitant wages with all expenses paid. If you’re a taxpayer in Peel, that’s how your taxes are being wasted.


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Sonia Yung, president of Local 4914, made this appeal.

November 24, 2016 Dear Family, Friends and Allies As many of you may be aware we CUPE 4914, representing 435 Frontline, administrative and support staff have been on strike since September 18, 2016.

While our resolve remains strong, the financial burden of an eleven-week strike has created hardship for our membership. Some of our members are facing eviction notices, some have had to withdraw their children from daycare due to inability to pay fees, some have been unable to purchase required medication for themselves and or their children, while others are struggling to purchase groceries and or purchase gas for their vehicles to make it to the picket line.

And so we sacrifice our pride, and ask that you consider extending whatever support you can.

You can donate in the following ways.

Donations to Essex Library Workers

Cheques made out to CUPE Local 2974, sent to:
CUPE Local 2974
3200 Deziel Drive – Unit 414
Windsor, ON N8W 5K8

Food Bank:
CUPE Regional Office
3200 Deziel Drive – Unit 414
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
39 Wilson Avenue
Town of Essex
Thursdays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Donations to Children’s Aid Society Workers

Cheques made out to CUPE Local 4914, sent to:
CUPE National Rep Bonnie Wong
CUPE Regional Office
25 Watline Avenue – Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2Z1

Food Bank:
Strike Headquarters
19 John Street
Brampton, ON
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm