Joanne Penniston, 35, is a still current Sensata worker who has also been arrested during the protests.
So too has her daughter. Penniston said she was not afraid of the threat to shut down the plant early, potentially depriving the last remaining workers of a few weeks pay.
“It made me want to protest more after we got threatened. It is already shutting down, so they can take their scare tactics elsewhere.
We have a right to do what we are doing,” she said. Penniston’s current termination date for her job is 16 December. She has no idea what she will do after that date passes.
“There are no jobs here in Freeport. It’s like a ghost town. Probably I will have to move,” she said.