I have worked for this company for just shy of 7 years, since it was opened. I have served faithfully, without any problems until a few months ago. The original owner took on some investors who ultimately retained 51% of the company. They decided to make things more corporate, which one would think would be a GREAT thing to happen at a small business. Unfortunately, the person they hired is driving the company into the ground, and making its employees miserable in the process. Within one month, 2 people were terminated for no reason and at least 6 people quit/resigned for similar reasons. There are maybe 50 employees in total that work here. This past Saturday we had 3 teams expected to be at work. I, the "regional manager", was given an idea from a co-worker that we should take a stand and "no show" to the events. The idea was to collectively let them know we were fed up and ask for this "COO" (chief officer of operations) to resign. I am directly in charge of one team, the other 2 are lead by separate "team leaders". All people were told that I and some others were planning on just taking the day off to send a message to the investors/owner. If they wanted to join in, it would be appreciated, but to make their own decision. All crews and people live/work in different areas of Texas, I had face to face interaction with only one of my staff, the rest were either at home or traveling in other company vehicles. Everything went pretty much as planned, until the COO started calling everyone and they started taking his threats seriously. Most stood strong, but one person from Dallas showed up for their event to let clients know the event had been cancelled. Two from Houston showed up for work as scheduled. None from San antonio showed up. Each team consists of approx. 4 to 5 employees. A letter to the investors was emailed to outline why this action was taken and what we expected, resignation from COO and to discuss pay and work schedules in the near future. In the aftermath, I was terminated via voicemail and given no reason but that I should call him (the COO), which I did not. The Dallas team leader was terminated via text message, given no reason, and just so happened that the day this occurred was his first day of a previously approved vacation. The Houston team leader was terminated via text message and told to call, was told by COO that she was terminated for having knowledge that this activity took place and for not showing up for work when called in...he expects people to be "on call" yet we have no such policy. Only the 3 of us were given termination notices. My questions are... Do any of us have a wrongful termination suit, in my case I am especially curious that I can be terminated for the same thing that was done by others who in turn kept their job? Can the employer sue any of us/me for anything in this situation? He made threats to people about suing for lost revenue, etc. Is there an issue of illegally unionizing (I cant imagine there is such a thing) even though this was a spur of the moment, last minute decision made by individuals at their own free will??? At this point I have made contact with only the investors and the original owner and expressed to them that if I am in fact terminated it would need to come from them, ultimately in writing, as I was never informed that this person was my "boss" and merely viewed him as a pain in the ass co-worker. Please help, looking for answers and advice as to what my next step should be. For the record, I had planned on quitting; and in the case I am terminated with no legal recourse coming my way I have no problem moving on, filing for unemployment, and hunting for a new job. thanks!