UAW President Stops at Bainport to Show Support

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Protests continue at the Sensata plant in Freeport and the national spotlight isn't going away.

United Auto Workers President Bob King stopped by the 'Bainport' campsite on Saturday to support Sensata workers. Local UAW leaders were also there. Employees have been fighting for their jobs for more than a month as parent company Bain Capital looks to outsource those jobs to china.

"It's outrageous. We've shown in the auto industry that manufacturing can succeed, can be competitive and profitable America,” says Bob King. “Bain Capital should sit down with the workers come up with a plan to be competitive and keep the jobs in America."

On Wednesday, Reverend Jesse Jackson was arrested at Sensata along with a dozen other protestors and Al Sharpton visited the plant last Saturday.

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