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Rev. Jackson to lend support to Sensata workers

FREEPORT, Ill. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his support to a group of northern Illinois workers who are on the verge of losing their jobs.

Sensata Technologies is in the process of moving its Freeport manufacturing operations to China. That move will cost Freeport 170 jobs.

Jackson scheduled a visit to Freeport on Monday to support the workers who have been protesting outside the Sensata plant.

WNIJ Radio reports that Jackson isn't the first high-profile supporter who's visited the Sensata workers. This weekend, the Rev. Al Sharpton held a rally in Freeport.

Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin have also visited the workers in Freeport.


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