Trucking Country; The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy by Shane Hamilton and Labor Leader Series: Amber Gibson Navigating the Future for Argosy Casino Workers

Do rural working-class people vote against their economic interests because of cultural issues, or could something else be pushing them to vote conservative? Shane Hamilton’s book, Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Walmart Economy, has an answer, and he’ll be on the Heartland Labor Forum this week. Then, do you know which two casinos in KC have unions to represent many of the workers? Do you know what union it is? We’ll talk to Amber Gibson of SEATU. Here’s a hint: casinos are boats.   

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