Even as Romney claims he'll get tough on China and "label them a currency manipulator on day one", Sensata, a Bain Capital-owned technology manufacturing company, is threatening protesting employees and planning on sending more American jobs to China.
The plant in Freeport, Ill., which is already scheduled to close at the end of the year, has become an embarrassing campaign issue for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The factory's 170 jobs are being relocated to China. Activists and workers have called on Romney to use his influence with Bain to halt the offshoring.
Romney has not been in charge of Bain Capital for years, but he continues to reap the benefits from tax breaks based on his Sensata investments.