"We have all rallied around Century and their new leadership team hoping that if we were all united for a common purpose - each willing to sacrifice a little, and willing to meet in the middle on common ground - that we would achieve that fairy tale outcome that we all have strived so hard to accomplish," she said.
"It is impossible to reason why Century would turn their backs on all who have worked so tremendously hard to help them," Gorrell said. "Shame on Century Aluminum."
She said it seems to be a trend among Century executives.
"They have dangled health care benefits and restoration of lost jobs in front of the retirees and the state like a piece of meat - just beyond our reach," Gorrell said.
"Maybe we should encourage them to sell the facility to someone that truly wants to run it, and to an owner that would recognize a helping hand when it is extended," she said.
Despite feeling betrayed, Gorrell said retirees keep fighting.
"We are devastated but not defeated," she said. "We will never give up the fight to have our benefits reinstated."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.