CUPE’s 22,600 library workers provide frontline services to Canadians across the country. Approximately 12,768 of CUPE’s library workers are in 119 stand-alone public library locals, while the rest belong to locals with members in municipalities, universities, colleges and school boards.
CUPE represents the majority of all unionized library workers in Canada.
The primary job classifications are librarian, library clerk, library archive technician and page. Most library workers are women (85 per cent); racialized workers account for about 12 per cent of CUPE library members.