Market Basket employees plan major rally Tuesday
The change was to give more time to rally organizers to make parking arrangements and for police to hire additional staff, according to Steve Paulenka, a top organizer and a Londonderry resident recently terminated by Market Basket. "Its purely a logistical thing," Paulenka said Saturday.The rally will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday near the Market Basket store at Stadium Plaza.
"There is no store, to my knowledge, that has lost less than 90 percent (of its normal sales) and many of them are over 95 percent," Paulenka said.
Instead of company officials taking out full-page newspaper ads looking to replace some workers, "they should have taken a full-page ad looking for customers because they're going to need them," he said.
A company spokesman didn't immediately respond Saturday.
Previous rallies have drawn thousands of workers from three New England states, including New Hampshire. Market Basket operates about 30 stores in the Granite State.