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article imageProtests seek to stop Mitt Romney from outsourcing jobs to China

By Marcus Hondro     Oct 28, 2012 in Politics
Sensata Tech., owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, continues moving toward outsourcing 170 jobs from a plant in Illinois to China. However employees, some now laid-off, others who will be when the move is finalized, continue protesting the move.
Tomorrow employees of the plant in Freeport, Ill., both workers and those who are in support of them, will be demonstrating at the plant, they say, to try and get the attention of the U.S. national media. If the national media were to write of their plight, they hope it will put pressure on Romney to cancel the move and save their jobs.
Chicago Now, an online subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune, reported on Oct. 28 that the Reverend Jesse Jackson and "13 Sensata Technologies employees were arrested last week in a protest at the Mitt Romney owned Sensata plant in Freeport, IL." They were arrested while on plant property as they sought a meeting with Sensata management to try and convince Romney's company not to outsource the jobs to China. They've since bee released.
Romney and Bain Capital
Romney's Bain Capital, the company he formed in the 90s and from which he continues to make millions in profits from, took over Sensata in 2006; the company develops sensors and controls for the auto industry. When they announced their plan to close the Freeport plant and outsource the jobs to China, they said the move would be completed by the end of this year.
Romney, who continues to own a controlling interest in Bain Capital, has refused to comment on the closing of the Sensata Freeport plant.
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