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What the Hard-Won HarperCollins Union Contract Means for the Future of Books

Constance Grad Vox
“I’m feeling in shock, to be honest. It hasn’t quite hit me yet and I don’t think I’ll fully believe it until we’ve ratified,” And until I’ve hugged and cried in joy with my fellow strikers. But excited and nervous to get back to work! And to see the ripples this has across the industry.” Almost 250 workers had been on strike for 66 days.


‘Passion Doesn’t Pay the Rent’ – HarperCollins Workers Strike!

Steve Wishnia
One picketer’s sign riffed on Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, which HarperCollins publishes. “Where the Wild Things Are Underpaid,” it read, with drawings of Max’s sailboat and one of the monsters he encounters.

Remembering Freedom

Ursula K. Le Guin parker higgins dot net
Books, you know, they’re not just commodities. The profit motive often is in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words.
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