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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Market Basket madness

Market Basket is owned by the Demoulas family. Two cousins are shareholders in the businesses Artie T. and Arthur S.

Artie T. is known to be the beloved champion of the worker. Artie S. wants to wrangle control from him, and did indeed successfully oust Artie T.

This made Market Basket employees angry because they like what Artie T. has done for them, providing fair wages, benefits and bonuses.

The warehouse workers and truck drivers are on strike, so no fresh produce or meats are making it to the store. The employees of Market Basket have even started a fund to help the warehouse workers weather the storm of the strike. You can donate here.

More information on this issue can be found at

My thoughts go out to the striking employees. Good luck!

Oh, and like them on Facebook.


  1. As an addendum, the feud between the DeMoulas family members goes back another generation. Artie T.'s father and Artie S.'s father were brothers who co-owned the company. When Artie S.'s father passed, Artie T.'s father, instead of sharing profits 50/50 with his deceased brother's family, slowly took away their shares in the company. The courts ended up siding with the deceased brother's family in the matter when the scandal came to light. Artie T., unlike his father, is aiming for fairer business practices.
    Just thought I'd share!

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