Monday, February 04, 2008
Nearly a year and a half after a massive retaliatory firing in which dozens of attorneys were fired for speaking to the media about dangerous, cramped, and cockroach infested work environs, the Paul Weiss sweatshop (with the aid of Hudson Legal) is still open for business:
"I'm a temp document coder at Paul Weiss--not a JD, but a para. When
Hudson called me with a 'job,' and then claimed not to have any
further information, I should have realized that they were full of
At any rate, the highly regimented schedules we are
required to follow, lest we risk our paycheck, and the deleterious
effects of working in an underground holding cell--completely removed
from reality behind privacy-frosted glass doors--is generally work
in which we are at the mercy of the agencies who place us, and the low-level
supervisors who have been charged with overseeing us.
Do you think there are enough interested and capable attorneys and
paralegals who would band together to unionize?"