Ousted Demoulas CEO urges Market Basket worker rehirings as store out-of-stocks develop
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Boston Globe] By Casey Ross and Erin Allworth - July 22, 2014 -
Speaking publicly for the first time since his firing, former Market Basket president Arthur T. Demoulas on Monday urged the company's new management to reinstate longtime employees who were dismissed for organizing protests on his behalf.
With thousands of employees, customers, and supporters again rallying earlier in the day, Demoulas said it has been particularly painful to see the stores he labored over for years running out of food. The produce, meat, and seafood aisles in some stores are empty.
Since Arthur T.'s firing nearly a month ago, Market Basket has become both a public spectacle and a political cause. The Save Market Basket Facebook page has 40,000 likes. Several online petitions demanding the reinstatement of Arthur T. have attracted more than 16,000 signatures; dozens of Massachusetts lawmakers have pledged to support a boycott of the supermarket. On Monday...Full Story »