Diversity needs unions

In response to the discussions around the #PublishingPaidMe and #BookJobTransparency hashtags, and the open letter from the Black Writers’ Guild, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Book Branch recognises that these problems are not new and will not be fixed without ambitious, far-reaching changes to the industry. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-25 09:04:37 UTC ]
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We Partied With Padma Lakshmi, Union Supporter, at the National Book Awards

The National Books Awards returned in full force on November 16, 2022 for a night of in-person glitz after two years of virtual ceremonies. In front of white tents where the literati gathered for photos on the red carpet, publishing workers with the HarperCollins Union, standing in the cold,... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-11-18 12:06:00 UTC ]
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How To Support the HarperCollins Union During Their Strike

The HarperCollins Union's demands are for better pay, diversity initiatives, and more security for unionized workers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-17 17:29:17 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Workers Bring Strike to the National Book Awards

As guests lined up to walk the red carpet at the 73rd National Book Awards Celebration, many were greeted by HC union employees offering information about worker rights and fair wages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins union workers go on strike over pay ‘for as long as it takes’

Workers at the only ‘big four’ publisher to have a union authorize indefinite strike over low wages and diversityStephanie Guerdan started working in the children’s book department of HarperCollins Publishers six years ago. It was a dream job – just not a dream paycheck. The $33,500-a-year... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-10 18:03:45 UTC ]
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HC Union, Management Plan for Strike

After a planned strike for today was delayed until Thursday, both HC union members and management appear to be gearing up for what the union has termed "an open-ended" strike. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Workers Planning Second Strike in November

The unionized employees of HarperCollins voted to authorize a strike on Monday, November 7, after the two parties failed to reach an agreement after months of negotiations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Heartland Fall Forum 2022: Bigger, Better, More Diverse Than Ever

Heartland Fall Forum in St. Louis was, booksellers and exhibitors reported, the most exciting regional in years, with an influx of young and BIPOC booksellers giving the show a boost of energy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-10-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Unions Gain Ground

Over the past two years, pandemic stress and uncertainty have led to a wave of organizing efforts at bookstores around the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Workers Hit the Picket Line

Roughly 100 unionized HarperCollins workers began picketing the publisher's New York headquarters this morning as part of a one-day strike in their fight for a new contract. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HC Union Sets July 20 Strike Date

A week after authorizing a strike, some 250 unionized employees of HarperCollins said they will hold a one-day strike next Wednesday, July 20. They are requesting a "more accessible, equitable, and just workplace." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Authorizes Strike

The more than 250 members of HC's union overwhelming voted to authorize a strike if current negotiations do not lead to a contract. No deadline for a strike had been announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven Seas Voluntarily Recognizes Union

Independent manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment has agreed to recognize the United Workers of Seven Seas as the union representative of its workers without an election. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore boom turns page to a more diverse America

The year 2021 saw a substantial increase in the number of independent bookstores in the United States. And a growing proportion of these stores is owned by individuals from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-06-17 15:44:11 UTC ]
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Seven Seas Calls for Union Election

Seven Seas Entertainment has alerted the National Labor Relations Board that it has chosen to hold an election among its employees to decide whether the staff will unionize. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven Seas Staff Launches Effort to Form Union

Staff at independent manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced plans to seek to form a union in affiliation with the Communications Workers of America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Surprising and Inspiring Readers: Close-up on Union Square & Co.

Since launching in January of this year, Union Square & Co. has established itself as a publisher of broad-ranging, unique, and enriching titles across multiple categories and genres. Whether it’s publishing fresh and authentic voices in fantasy, cookbooks, or anything in between, Union... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Wowing Young Readers: Close-up on Union Square Kids

It’s full steam ahead for Union Square Kids. The publisher’s dynamic line of children’s, middle grade, and YA titles includes well-established authors and illustrators and new voices alike. Editorial director Tracey Keevan shares the vision behind Union Square Kids, its publishing aspirations,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Dodge, Detroit and the Revolutionary Union Movement of 1968

After decades on the decline intro, America's labor movement is undergoing a massive renaissance with Starbucks, Amazon and Apple Store employees leading the way. Though the tech sector has only just begun basking in the newfound glow of collective bargaining rights, the automotive industry has... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-05-01 14:00:34 UTC ]
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Centering Diverse Perspectives

As the two-year anniversary approaches of the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, new and forthcoming books reflect religion and spirituality publishers’ intensified efforts to recruit and acquire books by BIPOC authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kim Kelly's 'Fight Like Hell' Examines the Rebound of Unions

As public opinion of unions surpasses its 40-year high a new book by the journalist and union organizer offers lessons and inspiration for workers in any industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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