Labor Day 2013: A personal message from Roy Oppenheim
It’s been more than 100 years since the introduction of the first Labor Day.
Originally conceived to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day has, for many, just become another day off from work when we can go to the beach, invite friends and family over for a bar-b-que or just kick back, relax and read a good book.
Just as Memorial Day kicks off Summer, Labor Day signals the end of it.
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”
For us at Oppenheim Law we endeavor every day to use the law in a positive way to effectuate change and to protect our clients’ constitutional rights to due process thereby ensuring that the system is fair and that no matter how big or powerful a bank or adversary may be, they too must follow the law; as no one is above this institution.
For us, our work is a labor of love. In the last year, we have helped countless Floridians remain in their homes as we successfully defended against big banks’ efforts to steamroll them out of their homes.
Labor Day has many meanings depending upon whom you speak. For those who have found themselves unemployed during the “Great Recession” it’s been a grim reminder of what they don’t have. Their labor has been simply trying to make it from one day to the next.
For others, Labor Day is about family: Mothers go into labor and then they labor for years after giving birth to raise a family.
In short, Labor Day isn’t a one-size-fit’s all event. It is a day to honor all Americans regardless of the work they do.
So, on behalf of my family and staff I would like to take a moment to celebrate everyone’s achievements and to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend.
In The Trenches,
Roy Oppenheim is Florida’s leading real estate and foreclosure defense attorney. He left Wall Street for Main Street and, in 1989, founded Oppenheim Law , Weston Title , and the South Florida Law Blog with his partner and wife, Ellen. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping to defend homeowners led Roy to start “In the Trenches” where he speaks out for the people and their constitutional rights.