Taiwanese Workers Win Back Pay from GE

August 21, 2018

Earlier this summer, UE participated in a “friends of the court” brief in solidarity with Taiwanese workers seeking compensation for being exposed to toxic chemicals at work. On August 16, the Supreme Court of Taiwan ruled that 262 workers at an RCA plant are owed compensation by the company. RCA’s assets are now owned, in part, by General Electric. The total amount of compensation for these workers is about $18 million.

Unfortunately, another 246 workers are not covered by the court’s ruling, and they will have to continue their own appeals process. UE is hopeful that justice will prevail quickly for these workers so they can receive compensation which will allow them to treat the injuries they sustained as a result of these exposures before it is too late.

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