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Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

Market Basket letterBy: Tom Duggan – July 17, 2014

The turmoil surrounding the removal of Arthur T. Demoulas as the head of the Market Basket supermarket chain continues as a letter was sent to all employees today informing them that a “special meeting” has been called for next Monday July 21st to discuss the demands of employees that Arthur T. Demoulas be reinstated.

The intimidating tone of the letter makes very clear to employees that if they walk off the job in protest of Mr. Demoulas’ removal they will be fired and that their actions will be as individuals.

“We believe that while all the communication to us has been represented as unanimous – this is an INDIVIDUAL decision that each of you have to make, whether you wish to continue to work at Market Basket. To be clear – doing your job is continuing to do the same type of work you do everyday – not newly defined tasks from your supervisor. If you choose to abandon your job or refuse to perform your job requirements, you will leave us no choice but to permanently replace you”

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Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, an author, host of the Paying Attention Radio Program on WCAP in Lowell, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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5 Responses to Market Basket Board to Hold Special Meeting Next Week, Warns Employees Will Be Fired if They Walk in Protest

  1. Rob Eno Reply

    July 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Any update?

  2. David Reply

    July 17, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    **”The intimidating tone of the letter makes very clear to employees that if they walk off the job in protest of Mr. Demoulas’ removal they will be fired and that their actions will be as individuals.”**

    Just like every other company…if you walk off the job you get fired. Nothing ” intimidating” about that, just reality. Maybe demolish emoyees have been living in never never land? Maybe they think they run the company or, worse yet, own it?

  3. Bernard Reply

    July 18, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Or… Maybe they just want to be heard… They certainly need to accept the possibility that they will be fired, but if they feel strongly enough enough about the situation to walk out that is their choice. I would love to see the big wigs reaction if most of the workforce just walked out. A handful of people wouldn’t ruin their day, but having even half of their workforce leave would pretty quickly illustrate how much the top dogs NEED them.

  4. TK Reply

    July 18, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Reagan gave us the template for this situation, they were landing planes and he didn’t back down. Fire them all!

  5. mike Reply

    July 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    David,Bernard and TK must have voted for Obama!!!

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