|An American horror story!|
After a very long day, of keyboarding I am going to defer my close and my first screed of tomorrow to tonight's MSNBC, The Ed Show. Ed Schultz journeyed to small town Illinois in the heartland of the nation to broadcast from the latest plant closure with jobs to China. There may be more jobs moving to China, but the Sansata plant closure will provide direct millions to Mitt Romney's already opulent financial empire.
The employees at the Sensata plant are fighting a spirited, but useless fight to save their jobs. They have no choice, I would do same. After the humiliation of some employees being forced to train Chinese who will take their jobs, I cannot imagine the mindset of these Americans.
Now, before I turn this screed over to Ed Shcultz in separate video and a short excerpt from The Daily Kos, I offer a few more words in introduction.
As an American, can you imagine Sensata lowering the US Flag and raising the Chinese Flag while the eager Chinese employees were in the plant? The flag lowering to me seems also seditious. Another point. The Daily Kos below reports Sensata closed their facility and will reopen on Monday of nest week. Unbelieveable!
October 15, The Ed Show
October 19, MSNBC
7:21 pm on 10/19/2012
Bainport.com reports that in response to Friday’s live broadcast of The Ed Show on MSNBC, Sensata sent workers in Freeport, Illinois, home (with pay) today and closed the auto sensor plant for the entire weekend, barricading the entrances and telling second shift workers not to report.
The Ed Show announced earlier this week that it was going to broadcast from Freeport, Illinois, on Friday to cover Sensata’s planned plant closure and to examine whether workers were getting a fair severance package.
Despite a record profit last year, 170 Sensata Technologies workers are losing their jobs in December to China thanks to the greedy bullies at Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital.The move pits American workers against young women in China who are paid 99 cents an hour and work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights.
Fair time for a Romney perspective (as callous as it really is)
The Daily Kos
ORIGINALLY POSTED TO Z. WOOF ON SAT OCT 13, 2012 AT 08:40 AM PDT.
Ed Schultz closes by talking with people on the front line against losing their jobs.
Ed brings the Sensata show to a close.....