Your cruise director has received lots of e-mail over the past few days discussing the Republic Windows & Doors situation here in Chicago (see news articles here if you aren’t in the loop) and why the same type of resolution can’t be worked out for us.
One reader suggested that our case might garner less sympathy since we worked for a law firm. I am of the opposite mind – we should garner more sympathy for having worked with legal practitioners who knew the law but decided to break it anyway. We know what it is like to work in a law firm and especially at a firm like Heller which always espoused its “fighting for the underdog, the disadvantaged” through its pro bono work, yet when it comes to fighting for its own with the same zeal, that drive suddenly goes *poof*. Is it because they think they can get away with it? Or perhaps taking care of its loyal employees just doesn’t get the media attention that being a “do-gooder” for the poor or disabled does. I don’t get it.
Jayne Loughrey, the goddess of the Brobeck wars, made a great suggestion in the comments: now is the time to rally together and start a blitz. By blitz I think she means the following:
– troll the Web for news articles about Republic Windows and briefly state the Heller story with a link back to Heller Highwater
– also look for blog posts related to Republic Windows as well as Heller. Use Google’s blog search and sort by date for the best results. Remember to always link back to Heller Highwater in any comments or email.
– contact local politicians in regards to bank bailouts and the role these banks have played in not allowing Heller employees to be paid. In the Republic Windows & Doors case, politicians gathered like flies on a t*rd for this one. Contact via telephone would be more effective.
Rallying has been one of our problems here on Heller Highwater. There has been quite a bit of devisiveness over the class action lawsuit via email and comments. If we can put this behind us for the time being, let’s try to pull together and get this blitz going.
If you are on Twitter, follow me here and let’s start tweeting about the Heller situation. You’d be amazed at what we can accomplish in short order – many movements have gotten started simply through Web 2.0 and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Anyone else with me on this one?