Some Saskatoon public library workers held a read-in at Monday's city council meeting to bring attention to their contract demands.
The library workers' last contract expired more than three years ago, and negotiations have stalled.
Their union, CUPE 2669, is asking for 15 per cent wage increase over three years.
About two dozen workers read books at the meeting, while councillors continued their discussions.
"It's a starting point and it really will help bring us out of that poverty line and bring us to a real living wage," union spokeswoman Dolores Douglas said. "Saskatoon is booming, we're not feeling it here.
The union has put out print ads asking the public to contact their city councillors and the library board.