On the day of the second debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Bain Capital workers step up efforts to expose Mitt Romney's role in the outsourcing of their jobs.
Three supporters of outsourced workers were arrested this morning for blocking equipment removal at the Bain-owned Sensata Technologies plant.
Workers at the "Bainport" encampment outside the Sensata Technologies plant here are in Day 22 of their civil disobedience protest against the outsourcing of their jobs.
The 170 workers whose jobs are slated to be shipped to China and the town's mayor are pressing their representatives to keep the jobs here.
The AFL-CIO and other backers are urging the public to contact their senators immediately to tell them to vote "yes" on the bill.
Union leaders view positively the emphasis President Obama put on economic themes in his State of the Union address, particularly his call for the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes .
What it really is, union leaders say, is a move to strip the NLRB of much of its power to rule for and protect workers' rights.
A UAW local filed labor charges against giant military contractor Bell Helicopter for "an attempt to weaken and eliminate the union."