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My building recently fired our beloved Super for no good reason (really, even he hasn't been given a real, factual reason). A lot of us tenants are signing a letter expressing our sadness with this decision. It's being kept very professional and friendly in the hopes keeping retaliation from the management company to a minimum. It raises the question though, would there me more protection in such a letter if it came from a Tenant's Association and should we form one before going forward? Are TAs worth the trouble or would we just be starting up more of a problem because then we would all be suffering through tenants meetings and inevitably having to deal more closely with the (limited) crazy tenants we sane folk otherwise get to ignore? Would forming one be more likely to incite the wrath of the management company? On the other hand, would forming one help to keep tabs on things like what the legal rent is for various apartments? Do the kind people here have experiences with these sorts of groups?
Also, our Super does have legal representation, but it seems lately there has been a rash of Super-Abuse if you will. As buildings get safer I think building owners have less incentive to keep them on, but in our case he was replaced with (a not very professional) someone else. Does anyone know of any sort of protections that Supers have?