Sensata is a company that makes sophsticated sensors that are a key technology for the automobile industry. Sensata is closing their Freeport, IL factory and moving all the equipment and jobs to China. The workers have to train their Chinese replacements or lose severance and unemployment benefits. The moving of equipment and closing of the plant is scheduled for the end of this year.
Bain Capital — the company that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney started — owns 51% of Sensata. Romney no longer runs the company, but retains significant investments, including chunks of the Bain funds that own Sensata.
Sensata workers have repeatedly asked Mitt Romney to talk with them, and help them save their jobs. So far, Romney has ignored them.