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Got this email yesterday from Sensata Worker, Tom Gaulrapp:

Today is my last day of work at Sensata Technologies after 33 years on the job, making high-quality, American auto sensors for car companies like Chrysler and GM.

And tomorrow—Election Day—I'm going to get up, I'm going to go to the polls, and then I will go and sign up for unemployment compensation for the first time in my life.

On behalf of all of the Sensata workers here in Freeport, Illinois, I wanted to thank you for turning the offshoring of our jobs into a national news story that people are paying attention to. We hope that when people go to the polls tomorrow, they remember what a Romney Economy did to our American dream.

Find your polling place and let’s go out and vote tomorrow. Even if you know yours, forward this [link below] to your friends and family—because that just might be the reason they stay home tomorrow.

More below the Solidarity Squiggle.

And then this morning, another email:

I’m here at “Bainport” -- the county fairgrounds that we’ve called home for the past 56 days, across the street from Sensata -- and I’m getting ready to head to the polls.

Whether you’re about to do the same, or if you just need something to do while you wait in line to cast your ballot, I wanted to share with you this amazing short film about our Sensata fight so far:

When you go into the voting booth today, make a statement for all of us in Freeport. Say that you don’t want a Romney Economy.


Tom Gaulrapp
Sensata Factory Worker

Fellow Workers,
This is a small request. Takes only a few minutes to pass on the link and video.
Let us keep these fellow workers in mind as we go to the polls today.


Originally posted to In Support of Labor and Unions on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 05:25 AM PST.

Also republished by Invisible People, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and Unemployment Chronicles.

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