The Transport Workers Union, which has objected to the hiring of labor consultant Bain & Co. in the bankruptcy case of American Airlines parent AMR Corp., will picket former Bain executive and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, union officials said Monday.
In the days leading up to the Florida primary election on Jan. 31, TWU members will picket outside Romney's campaign offices in Florida, officials said.
"Mitt Romney is a job cremator, not a job creator," said TWU President James C. Little. "He made a fortune snatching up companies, closing factories and laying off workers. Now, Bain & Co. - which still lines Mitt Romney's pockets with their profits - has been hired to ax workers at AMR Corp."
On Friday, the TWU filed an objection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York to AMR's proposed employment of Bain.