Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Union Protesters Target Bain-owned Businesses

Members of the Service Employees International Union and their allies are staging protests at businesses owned by Bain Capital calling for a raise in minimum wage. The workers blame investment firms like Bain Capital, founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, for outsourcing jobs and repressing workers' wages, in order to pocket higher profits for themselves. Dunkin' Donuts, Toys R' Us, and other high-profile businesses have been targeted in dozens of cities nationwide. In South Los Angeles, nearly a thousand workers arrived in buses from all over the Southland, to protest at the Bain-owned Burlington Coat Factory. Pacifica's Dan Fritz files this report.