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By Jennifer Carsen, JD
Writer, HR Daily Advisor
If you haven’t been following the saga of Tewksbury, MA-based Market Basket over the past few months, here’s a recap:
The Grocery Wars: A Summer of Upheaval
- In June, Arthur S. Demoulas led a majority group of board members of the family-owned business to oust the company CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. The men are cousins and are hereinafter referred to as “Artie S.” and “Artie T.”
- Artie T. was replaced by a geographically distant pair of CEOs.
- Following the ouster of Artie T., Market Basket workers—none of whom are unionized—walked off the job in droves. In a prepared statement, they demanded Artie T. back “with full authority, non-negotiable … We will not work for anyone but ATD.”
- Rallies attended by thousands of workers and customers sprang up around the area.
- Business at the normally booming Market Basket stores dropped off as much as 95 percent due to the lack of fresh groceries being delivered to the stores as a result of the walkouts, as well as voluntary customer boycotts.
- The new co-CEOs urged the striking workers to return and fired several senior managers. The workers reiterated their demands that Artie T. be reinstated.
- Impassioned Market Basket protest songs were written and posted to YouTube. A cartoon giraffe, sticking his neck out for his boss, became the visual symbol of the protestors.
- In late August, Artie T.’s group bought out the 50.5 percent of the company held by Artie S. and his supporters. Artie T. returned as Market Basket CEO.
- There was much rejoicing.
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