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Library workers needle for a deal | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

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Library workers needle for a deal | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun.

Last week, I learned via Library Journal that librarians at the Toronto Public Library had gone out on strike. Today, some of them organized a knit-in. If I ever had to strike (unlikely at this time), this is definitely the kind of activity I could get into. I wonder if it attracts more positive attention from passers-by than just picketing with signs.

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7 thoughts on “Library workers needle for a deal | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

  1. I read the Library Journal article with interest (and frustration over the circumstanes that have forced the Toronto library staff to strike) — but … no mention of the knit-in. Do you have secret sources you’re not posting here?

    By the way, as you know, I love your Aran Wrap Cardigan.

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  2. Oh (2 seconds later), now I realize that what I thought was your headline is actually a link to the Toronto Star article. Sorry.

    And I still like your cardigan.

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    • Yes, I’ve finally used WordPress’s tool for capturing web things and turning them into posts. Not that they do much except open a new post page and drop a link into it. Well, now I know. I’m happy to finally see a public event linking knitting and librarianship: too bad it had to be a strike.

      And I’m glad you like the cardigan. It hasn’t grown much since last week. I don’t know if I’m tired of the monogamy or just less than enthusiastic about working on a 16″ needle.

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  3. I think the Yarn Harlot was going to join in that protest — seems to me she tweeted about it.

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    • First I’d read about the strike. Then I saw YH’s tweet, and it took me a moment to figure out that that was probably the same strike. The Sun article mentions her, although when it says she was “knitting what she hoped would be a scarf,” that sounds like she barely knows how to knit! 😀

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  4. I’m so far behind i’m just reading about it now, and the strike is over…

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    • I suppose you weren’t racked with suspense, then, while reading. 🙂 I hope they can make it work; if Toronto doesn’t have to cut its budget any further in the next few years, they might not have to put those layoff provisions into practice.

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