Thousands turn out for latest rally supporting ousted Market Basket CEO
Lowell, Mass., Mayor Rodney C. Elliott, a Market Basket customer, told the crowd the Market Basket workers are “heroes of working-class people.
“We shall never back down, Schmidt said.
Amid chants of “ATD,” one store employee told the crowd, “There is no union stronger than you guys right here.”
Most Market Basket customers are boycotting stores until the supermarket chain’s ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, is returned to power.
The company is holding a three-day job fair this week to replace workers who don’t return to their jobs.
Arthur T. Demoulas and his side of the family have offered to buy out the 50.5 percent that another family faction controls.