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HarperCollins layoffs during strike mediation are ‘raising eyebrows’

5% of North American workforce will be cut by end of June

Posted 2/10/23

Early last week, only days after agreeing to meet with striking employees for the first time since they walked out in November, HarperCollins’ CEO Brian Murray announced that the downtown-based publishing giant would be firing 5 percent of its North American workforce, citing increasing costs and declining sales. 

So far, none of the striking workers have been affected by layoffs, but the cuts will continue into June on a rolling basis, and workers are afraid they could lose their jobs 

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