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2015 Illuminating Injustice Recipient Rosa Moreno Writes Guardian Op-Ed on Her Struggle

2015 Illuminating Injustice Recipient Rosa Moreno Writes Guardian Op-Ed on Her Struggle

The 2015 Illuminating Injustice Award will be given to Rosa Moreno, a woman from Mexico who lost her hands while manufacturing LG televisions, then was denied an opportunity to sue LG due to a technicality.

Rosa Moreno lost both her hands when the metal press she was operating to stamp out LG televisions malfunctioned. After the accident, Moreno – unable to work or care for the six of her eight children that still lived at home – knew the settlement she was offered wouldn’t be enough for her family to survive. Moreno sued LG, and initially obtained a default against LG USA. This default was vacated when the court ruled, against clear evidence, that the lawsuit had been improperly served. 

Read Rosa’s story in her own words in harrowing op-ed published in the Guardian newspaper today, and join us as we present the Illuminating Injustice Award at our Annual Gala on July 13 in Montreal. Read more about the Illuminating Injustice Award here

UPDATE 06/15: Many of you have asked what you can do to help workers like Rosa Moreno who are victims of extrordinary injustice.

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