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October 24, 2012

REV. JESSE JACKSON SR. CONTINUES SOLIDARITY WITH   OUTSOURCED SENSATA WORKERS IN FREEPORT ILLINOIS

 

REV. JESSE JACKSON SR. CONTINUES SOLIDARITY WITH 
OUTSOURCED SENSATA WORKERS IN FREEPORT ILLINOIS
Will Return for Rally at 12:00 Noon
Chicago Il (October 24, 2012)—Rev Jesse Jackson, Sr. returns to Freeport Illinois, 
on Wednesday October 24, 2012 for a rally and to stand in solidarity with Sensata 
Technologies Plant workers whose jobs are being outsourced to China. Terminations 
began on Friday and will continue through the end of the year. The loss of 170 jobs at 
the Freeport plant will result in the loss of $7.7 million in wages that feed the local 
economy according to Stephenson County Chairman John Blum.
Sensata Technologies, which was created by Bain Capital in 2006, develops 
manufactures and sells sensors and controls for major auto manufacturers such as Ford 
and General Motors. Having already shuttered two of its three manufacturing sites in the 
USA, the company is in the process of outsourcing 170 well-paying jobs to China from 
the remaining plant in Freeport despite record profits. 
While at Bain, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pioneered the business 
model that today is costing Sensata workers their jobs. And he is still financially tied to 
Sensata. Thanks to his retirement agreement with Bain, Romney owns close to $8
million in Bain funds that together hold 51 percent of the company’s shares--a 
controlling financial stake. As a result, Romney not only profits directly from Sensata but 
also stands to profit from the outsourcing of the Sensata workers’ jobs. Adding insult to 
injury, Romney secured a major tax deduction by transferring $170,000 worth of 
Sensata stock to one of the charities he runs.
Schedule
WHO:     Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, the     
               Sensata plant workers, and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition staff 
WHAT: Solidarity Rally March
WHEN:   12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012HERE:   Bainport, the workers’ encampment directly across from the Sensata    
                  Plant:
       Sensata Technologies
                  2520 Walnut Ave
                  Freeport, IL 61032
“Use your vote, your voice, for our victory and “VOTE EARLY”.
Join Rainbow PUSH Coalition---“Keeping Hope Alive”
We urge everyone to register to vote today.  If you do not know the rules for your state 
go to 866ourvote.com or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). 

 

REV. JESSE JACKSON SR. CONTINUES SOLIDARITY WITH 

OUTSOURCED SENSATA WORKERS IN FREEPORT ILLINOIS

Will Return for Rally at 12:00 Noon

Chicago Il (October 24, 2012)—Rev Jesse Jackson, Sr. returns to Freeport Illinois, 

on Wednesday October 24, 2012 for a rally and to stand in solidarity with Sensata 

Technologies Plant workers whose jobs are being outsourced to China. Terminations 

began on Friday and will continue through the end of the year. The loss of 170 jobs at 

the Freeport plant will result in the loss of $7.7 million in wages that feed the local 

economy according to Stephenson County Chairman John Blum.

Sensata Technologies, which was created by Bain Capital in 2006, develops 

manufactures and sells sensors and controls for major auto manufacturers such as Ford 

and General Motors. Having already shuttered two of its three manufacturing sites in the 

USA, the company is in the process of outsourcing 170 well-paying jobs to China from 

the remaining plant in Freeport despite record profits. 

While at Bain, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pioneered the business 

model that today is costing Sensata workers their jobs. And he is still financially tied to 

Sensata. Thanks to his retirement agreement with Bain, Romney owns close to $8

million in Bain funds that together hold 51 percent of the company’s shares--a 

controlling financial stake. As a result, Romney not only profits directly from Sensata but 

also stands to profit from the outsourcing of the Sensata workers’ jobs. Adding insult to 

injury, Romney secured a major tax deduction by transferring $170,000 worth of 

Sensata stock to one of the charities he runs.

Schedule

WHO:     Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, the     

               Sensata plant workers, and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition staff 

WHAT: Solidarity Rally March

WHEN:   12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012HERE:   Bainport, the workers’ encampment directly across from the Sensata    

                  Plant:

       Sensata Technologies

                  2520 Walnut Ave

                  Freeport, IL 61032

“Use your vote, your voice, for our victory and “VOTE EARLY”.

Join Rainbow PUSH Coalition---“Keeping Hope Alive”

We urge everyone to register to vote today.  If you do not know the rules for your state 

go to 866ourvote.com or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).