In November, unionized workers at HarperCollins Publishers went on strike demanding wage increases and more diversity in the workforce. Recently, the publishing company and union came to a tentative agreement that will cease the three-month long work stoppage. If ratified by union members, the new deal will increase minimum salaries across all employment levels. HarperCollins Publishers has been struggling financially post-pandemic, as spending on books has declined and logistical issues with Amazon has reduced inventory levels of novels.
See Jeffery A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2023