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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:11 PM

Jesse Jackson Arrested for Sensata Protest

Source: WIFR

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Today at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies plant, civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson returned to rally with with soon-to-be out of work employees.

Jackson spent most of the afternoon in "Bainport”, the make-shift campsite that's been home to Sensata employees and their supporters for the last 40 days. Things took a turn around 4:00 p.m. when Jackson and about a dozen workers decided to march onto company property, before being arrested by police.

You may remember the plant is scheduled to close the day before the election, because around 170 jobs are being relocated to China. Today, Jackson said workers were humiliated because they've had to rain their Chinese replacements. He says he hopes his arrest will get Sensata management to the negotiating table. He hoped to convince them to keep the plant open.

“When these workers lose their jobs, they lose their homes, they lose their cars. Their kids cannot stay in school, they lose their hope. We are fighting for the integrity of the American worker, we're fighting for an even playing field,” said Jackson.


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Reply Jesse Jackson Arrested for Sensata Protest (Original post)
OneAngryDemocrat Oct 2012 OP
byeya Oct 2012 #1
roody Oct 2012 #6
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tk2kewl Oct 2012 #8
mzmolly Oct 2012 #2
OneAngryDemocrat Oct 2012 #3
byeya Oct 2012 #4
Vidar Oct 2012 #5
defacto7 Oct 2012 #7
CountAllVotes Oct 2012 #9
Zorra Oct 2012 #10
CountAllVotes Oct 2012 #12
xtraxritical Oct 2012 #11

Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:19 PM

1. Rev Jackson is not a young man anymore and it's heartening to see him still putting

 

himself on the line for good causes.
I am glad I voted for him in two Democratic primaries.
Go get'em Jesse!

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

6. I did too. eom

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Response to roody (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:39 PM

8. 3

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

2. Go

Jesse!

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:21 PM

3. I fully expect a right-wing (i.e., racist) backlash...

The situation in a nut-shell: Right-wingers talking shit about Jesse Jackson ain't gonna help no one, no how. Jackson has stood up for American jobs - and the right-wingers SNEER.

And that's fucked up.

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. That there will be an attempt at a backlash, I agree, but favoring sending jobs to China

 

versus Jesse Jackson putting his body in peril to defend the workers and their jobs, I think Rev Jackson will come out on top with a majority of Americans.

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. Thank you, Jesse.

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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:10 PM

7. Keep up the fight, Mr. Jackson!


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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:24 PM

9. Keep Hope Alive!!!

Great work Rev. Jackson!!

& recommend.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:05 AM

10. +1 !!! Keep Hope Alive!



Rev. Jackson is awesome.



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Response to Zorra (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:21 PM

12. I wrote JJ in for President

During those oh so very sad and putrid * years!

Keep Hope Alive! Yes indeed Rev. Jackson!!



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Response to OneAngryDemocrat (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:57 AM

11. Not one mention here that Mitt Romney's Bain Capital owns a controlling interest in Sensata

 

and that they are the ones shipping the jobs to China. That is the real point to hammer home IMHO.

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