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HarperCollins editor explains why union is striking for higher wages and more diversity

Employees of HarperCollins Publisher participate in a strike outside the company's offices in Manhattan on Nov. 15, 2022 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Employees of HarperCollins Publisher participate in a strike outside the company's offices in Manhattan on Nov. 15, 2022 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

It’s been a week since members of the HarperCollins Union went on strike outside of the publisher’s offices in New York. The union represents about 250 employees, a small sliver of HarperCollins’ workforce, and is calling for higher wages and more diversity at the company.

And while you may have heard the refrain “there’s no money in publishing,” HarperCollins made more than $2 billion dollars in revenue in the last fiscal year.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong hears from Stephanie Guerdan, an associate editor at Harper Children’s Books and a steward for the HarperCollins Union.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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