The one-day strike set for July 20 by HarperCollins union members will not be the first time employees at the company have hit the picket lines. In 1977, the publisher, then known as Harper & Row, weathered a walkout after negotiations for a new contract stalled. That strike occurred three years after H&R employees went on a 17-day strike to fight for higher pay.

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