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“Bainport” Workers Block Removal of Factory Equipment

HeadlineOct 04, 2012

Workers at a Freeport, Illinois, factory set for closure by Bain Capital have begun blockades to stop the removal of equipment from their workplace. Workers at Sensata Technologies have set up a three-week encampment called “Bainport” across the street from the facility to protest plans to close the plant and move it to China, taking 170 jobs with it. Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The workers say they plan to continue the blockades of trucks removing their equipment.

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