HarperCollins is one of the “big 5” publishing houses in the United States and the only publisher that has a union. The union has been on strike for 61 days as of the publication of this episode and only in the last week have representatives from HarperCollins joined the bargaining table. Mariquita sits down with one of the strikers, Erika DiPasquale, an assistant editor for Harper Children’s books, to discuss why the union is on strike, what their demands are, and how you can support the strike.
Learn more about the HarperCollins Union on Strike. Everything mentioned in this episode is accessible through this Linktree.
Then an update in the sports world. You may remember Ashley and Renee’s previous segment on Brittney Griner’s incarceration in Russia. They’re back with an important update on her release, why it’s important, and another rousing call to support women’s sports.
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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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