In Market Basket Battle Employees Are Right
We are starting to see the real effects of a Market Basket employee walk out to protest the ouster of the former and longtime CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Speaking with both workers and truck drivers, the sentiment was the same: reinstate Demoulas!
The employees are right to protest the removal of the figurehead that always represented their concerns. Arthur Demoulas has always been down to earth, warm, caring and truly one the employees best friend. He has a bond with the workers and can remember the names of thousands of his employees with clarity. When he asks how the kids are doing, he remembers the operations and struggles the families endured.
We'll soon find out if the walk out had any effect, other than running out of produce and shelf goods. The decision to reinstate Demoulas rests with a seven-member board that reminds some of the "Let them eat cake" period of French history.