Workers at a Sensata industrial plant in Freeport, Illinois recently found out that their jobs will be outsourced to overseas workers in November. It turns out that Sensata is owned right now by Bain Capital — the company Mitt Romney built his fortune from.
So rather than sit by and allow their jobs to be outsourced without a fight, the workers at this Sensata plant yesterday set up “Bainport” — a protest tent camp meant to draw attention to their plight and hopefully get Romney to speak out against the outsourcing occurring there.
“My name is Bonnie Borman. I’ve worked at Sensata for 23 years,” said one of the workers in an uploaded video. “We’re here today setting up can’t because we’ve tried everything we can to get into contact with Mitt Romney and have him try to help us save our jobs. We’ve went to offices, campaign offices and locked out. We’ve went to Tampa and didn’t get any response. So we’re going to camp here outside the Sensata factory hopefully until we get some response.”