is ticking for the 170 workers set to lose their jobs to outsourcing by
Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, which manufactures and
develops sensors and controls for airplanes, automobiles and motors.
The company's Freeport, IL factory is scheduled to close in November,
with the jobs and equipment headed overseas.
After months of protests,
visiting campaign offices, and delivering a 35,000-signature petition,
the workers are trying yet another tactic to try to save their jobs:
Setting up camp outside the Freeport factory in protest
of Sensata shipping their jobs to China.
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