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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:10 PM

French Samsonite employees laid off by Bain join Sensata workers at ‘Bainport’ Oct. 13

Source: Rock River Times

FREEPORT, Ill. — French Samsonite workers who were laid off and robbed of their severance pay by Bain Capital will join Freeport Sensata workers for a rally ... in protest of Bain’s decision to close the Freeport, Ill., Sensata Technologies plant and outsource 170 jobs to China. The plant is set to close in November.
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Sensata Technologies, 2520 S. Walnut Road, Freeport, 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.

Despite rising profits, the company plans to institute the final layoffs in November. The workers are training their Chinese replacements, who have been flown to Illinois by the company.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a co-founder of Bain Capital, the private equity investment firm that created Sensata. According to SEC filings, Romney served as CEO of Bain Capital from its founding in 1984 until 2002. Romney, however, has repeatedly said he left the company in 1999.

Read more: http://rockrivertimes.com/2012/10/12/french-samsonite-employees-laid-off-by-bain-join-sensata-workers-at-%E2%80%98bainport%E2%80%99-oct-13/



DEMAND the news media cover this important story!

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Reply French Samsonite employees laid off by Bain join Sensata workers at ‘Bainport’ Oct. 13 (Original post)
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 OP
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #1
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #13
cyclezealot Oct 2012 #14
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #15
cyclezealot Oct 2012 #19
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #20
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #18
MattSh Oct 2012 #2
OneAngryDemocrat Oct 2012 #6
nolabear Oct 2012 #3
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #5
OneAngryDemocrat Oct 2012 #7
WillyT Oct 2012 #9
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #17
Brilly Oct 2012 #8
Overseas Oct 2012 #10
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #11
Berlum Oct 2012 #12
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #16

Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. All these links/stories should be emailed and tweeted to

@maddow @msnbc @ABC @ABCNews @CNN @PoliticalTicker @CNNnewsroom@NBCNews @NBCNightlyNews @NBCNewsUS @CBSNews, etc. Easily searchable on Twitter.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:15 PM

4. Great suggestion

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:58 PM

13. What I've been tweeting...

...to a couple of them at a time:

1.
@CNNnewsroom @NBCNews Romney's BAIN sends jobs of a successful business to CHINA in Nov & closes down the plant 2 days before the election.

2.
@CNNnewsroom @NBCNews Romney stands to personally profit from this deal and YOU don't think this is an important story to report?


Same tweets to the next two. Rinse. Repeat.

All the U.S. media is owned and controlled by five huge corporations. Most of them controlled by the likes of Jack Welch and Rupert Murdoch. That should explain why they're ignoring this. But there's nothing stopping the rest of us from haranguing them about it. At least they'll know WE KNOW.

There's always a chance someone at one of them might find a way around the deliberate media blackout on this and report on it.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:50 PM

14. Tweeting gets lost under thousands of other tweets.

Unfortunately, about the only traction Bainport gets is on the ED Show or Rachel Maddow..... It might make for a timely DNC TV ad....What we need do is take it to the newsrooms of CNN, NBC, etc. Scratch NBC, Jack Welch has lots of influence over that newsroom.. Instead of going to Bainport , maybe Bainport should go to the nations ' media centers...

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Response to cyclezealot (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:58 PM

15. I sent the same tweets to Rachel

Maybe they'll let her cover it.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:34 PM

19. What would be amazing

is if events would require the story be picked up by Wolf Blitzer and better yet Jack Cafferty

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Response to cyclezealot (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:50 PM

20. I wish!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:24 PM

18. Great!

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:29 PM

2. Bainport? Romneyville makes the point a whole hell of a lot better.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. Romneyville is a suburb of Bainport...

It is the curb-side area directly in front of the two plant entrances where we've located port-a-potties. When the trucks show up to move the plant's equipment to whatever west coast port they plan to ship it from, supporters plan to stay in place, blocking the street for awhile. Just because one of the workers or their supporters might have to "go" doesn't mean we have to go far.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 02:48 PM

3. Other workers should pile on as well. Imagine them standing there under banners

with the names of their former employers.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

5. Agreed

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

7. Photos...


Bain Capital owned Sensata and Samsonite workers standing up with the Freeport Community at Bainport

I'm the fellow to the far left in the back row wearing the blue sweatshirt and blue ball cap.

The camp showed our visiting guests from France a documentary about their plight followed by another regarding Freeport's.

We were expecting 60 people (including our French guests), but got almost twice that from the community to attend. Our tent was simply too small for all of the folks who showed up...and a lot of folks had to listen in from outside the tent while standing in the rain.

If too many people are concerned about what is going on, that's the kind of problem we want.

God bless America!

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:37 PM

9. Another...






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Response to WillyT (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:17 PM

17. Excellent photos

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:17 PM

8. Thanks!

I really hope the message gets out there to the voters who have not got it through their brain yet,
who the Real Mitt is. Now if the media is really trying to honest with the American people they all
should be covering this!!! Like Right Now!!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:53 PM

10. K&R. Yes please!

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:10 PM

11. This needs to quickly go national, come one come all

OCCUPY SENSATA!!!

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:22 PM

12. Bain (R) clearly loves only money

greedy company destroying Republicans.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:15 PM

16. @WeGotEd just tweeted:

"Freeport Illinois ..I will be there to tell the country who Mitt Romney is and what he has done to families.."

https://twitter.com/WeGotEd

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