Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Workers Stage Walkout at Bain-Owned Plant Set for Closure

HeadlineOct 26, 2012

As Mitt Romney vowed to create jobs in a campaign speech on Thursday, workers at a Freeport, Illinois, plant set for closure under ownership by his former company, Bain Capital, staged a walkout Thursday — one day after 14 people, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, were arrested. Workers have staged an encampment called “Bainport” across from the Sensata Technologies plant to protest plans to move the factory to China, ending 170 jobs.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top