This is a somewhat unique situation I'm sure.
I work for a small business with 16 employees total. Our boss/owner, who is also the company's controller and accountant, took on 3 "silent" partners several years ago with equal shares all around, two of them happen to husband and wife. They have been actively working on squeezing him out for a couple years now and were recently able to get the third vote needed to fire him.
They have hired a replacement who is admittedly unqualified to take over all of the responsibilities being left open after his last day, the new hire wasn't fully informed of what his role in the dealership would entail before he was hired.
The boss has tried everything in his power to keep his role there, and we employees fear that the business will fail in his absence and all agree there's no reason for him to be removed in the first place aside from the greed of his partners (I'm not going into details but we've been informed of one of these partners' past accusations of illegal business practices).
Today I told him I am going to get everyone on the same page and draft a letter from the collective employees his partners tactfully and professionally informing them of our decision against him being fired. Not a request, not a suggestion, a black and white notification. I won't be making any threats, most of us are ready to walk out as it is and they're well aware of it at this point.
I told the man I'm going to save his job, am I going about this the wrong way?