SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana President Keith Kelleher took arrest in Freeport, IL this week, joining 13 other activists in supporting workers at Sensata Technologies whose jobs are being sent to China by Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was another of the community members, religious leaders, labor activists, and Sensata workers who took part in the protest, saying, “This is the essence of the American struggle, the fight to keep our jobs. This is not a fight for severance pay; it’s a fight for the salvation of our jobs.”
Sensata, which produces parts for car factories, is primarily owned by Bain Capital, which GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney founded. Since Romney still owns stock in the company, he stands to directly profit from the outsourcing of 170 American jobs to China. Workers’ repeated pleas to keep their jobs in the country have so far fallen on deaf ears.