Thursday, October 25, 2012

DN! Exclusive: Live from Illinois Where Workers Demand Romney Visit Before Bain Sends Jobs to China

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We broadcast from just outside a Freeport, Illinois, factory owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Workers at Sensata Technologies have set up an encampment called "Bainport" across the street from the facility to protest the company’s plan to close the plant and move it to China, taking 170 jobs with it. The workers have been trying to get Romney to save their jobs. We’re joined by two Sensata workers — Mark Schreck and Tom Gaulrapp — and Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, who has supported the encampment and fended off calls for it to be shut down. [includes rush transcript]
Mark Schreck, has worked at the Sensata Technologies factory for six years. He is a single father of three girls.
Tom Gaulrapp, has worked at the Sensata Technologies plant for 33 years.
George Gaulrapp, mayor of Freeport, Illinois.

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