Another Laid-Off Worker Calls on Ex-Congressman Schilling to Apologize for "Lie" Comments
Former Sensata Worker Dot Turner - Whose Job Is Now In China - Demands Apology After Schilling Refers to Video As "Lie"
Today, Dot Turner, another laid-off Illinois Sensata worker, is demanding an apology from ex-Congressman Bobby Schilling who recently called video footage of him turning his back on workers a "lie." Dot worked at Sensata's Freeport factory for 43 years, starting at the age of 18. She released the following statement:
“When good-paying Illinois jobs were being sent overseas to China, Sensata workers like myself turned to Congressman Bobby Schilling for help. But Schilling wasn't there for us when we needed him most, and instead, disrespected us by turning his back and walking away. I worked at that factory for over 40 years and saw many of my coworkers sweep the floors as our equipment was loaded up for China. And now, to add insult to injury, Bobby Schilling is calling workers like me liars. Bobby Schilling should be ashamed of himself and should apologize to us at once."
In a town hall meeting in September 2012, Sensata Technologies workers from Freeport whose jobs were being shipped overseas asked Congressman Schilling if he supported the “Bring American Jobs Home Act,” common-sense legislation that would close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas and create tax incentives for companies to bring jobs back home. Rather than answering their question, Congressman Schilling turned his back on these workers and walked away.
Yesterday, Tom Gaulrapp, a 33 year former employee of Sensata who confronted Schilling in the video showing him turning his back on workers released a statement on Schilling calling him, and other workers, liars HERE.
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