She did not work for Century Aluminum, but Karen Gorrell has, in many ways, been the face of the struggle for the company's retirees to regain their health benefits.
Tuesday, those retirees were on hand to show support for Gorrell and her husband.
Both Gorrells were summoned to the shut-down Century plant to provide a deposition on the case for company attorneys.
Those health benefits were discontinued in 2010, shortly after the plant's closing.
Former workers tell us they are not only showing support for Gorrell and her husband, who is a retiree - they want to show the company their desire to have those benefits reinstated.
"They promised us, in every situation, that they would reopen this plant. We went along with them; we went down to the legislature and get that $60 million package through and to the PSC. They promised us they would reopen the plant and start it shortly, and here we still are, waiting," says retiree Jim Weltner.
Reinstatement of those benefits, like the plant's reopening, has been on hold since last year, after Century was unsuccessful in getting a lower rate on its utility costs.
Calls made to Century's California headquarters for their comment were not returned.