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‘Nomadland’ author Jessica Bruder on how Amazon stopped workers from forming a union


Amazon’s successful campaign to stop employees from unionizing is “depressing” according to ‘Nomadland’ author Jessica Bruder.

“Nomadland,” which chronicles the growing community of transient older Americans who have taken to the road in search of seasonal work is the March/April book club pick for the PBS NewsHour Now Read This book club. The nomads Bruder followed were usually workers who did not completely recover from the 2008 Recession. Without enough saved for retirement, and unable to pay off their mortgages, they moved their lives into RVs and trailers, congregating in camps stretching from North Dakota to California to Texas. “Nomadland” served as inspiration for the new film of the same name, directed by Chloé Zhao and starring Frances McDormand. On Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm ET, PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown will pose your questions about the book to Bruder.