The "Rally for Our Fight" at the company's headquarters included employees, vendors and customers, all joining in support of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. It's expected to start at 10 a.m.
Hundreds were on hand in the early morning hours leading up to the 10 a.m. rally. No trucks will be delivering to markets from headquarters today. Buses have been arriving at rally point with employees this morning. And the Andover warehouse was also not open Friday morning.
Employees at headquarters are also not expected to go to work today.
The action comes in reaction to a Thursday afternoon deadline that employees set for new co-CEOs Jim Gooch and Felicia Thornton, seeking to have Arthur T. Demoulas reinstated as CEO. It came and went and the co-CEOs said any workers that don't show up for work on Friday will be replaced.
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