United Steelworkers’ Leo Gerard spoke out on behalf of the non-union workers on the Ed Show:
“This is a disgrace! [Mitt Romney] should lose the election just on this issue.”
“This can’t be the America we’re headed to. We’ve gotta stop this from happening.”
To refresh your memory, the Bain-owned company, Sensata, is outsourcing Illinois jobs to China; employees want Mitt Romney to intervene. The soon-to-be-ex-workers have been forced to train their own Chinese replacements, and to add insult to injury, had to take down the American flag (added: temporarily). That’s right, Bain Capital forced Sensata to take down an American flag
and put up a Chinese one.
Their jobs are being shipped to China in November.
How’s that for patriotism? America first, right Mitt?
“[Romney] owns about $8 million worth of Bain funds that hold 51 percent of Sensata’s shares. If Sensata saves money by closing the Freeport plant, that could add money to Mr. Romney’s trust accounts, now or after the election.”
The company is located in Freeport, Illinois, but now they soon-to-be-ex-employees are calling it “Romneyville, suburb of Bainsport.”
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