Live Updates: Market Basket Employees, Vendors, Customers to Rally Today in Support of Arthur T.

Hundreds have gathered in advance of the rally. Trucks are not delivering from headquarters to markets this morning.

Photo Credit: Photo by Christa A. Lamb.
Photo Credit: Photo by Christa A. Lamb.
Thousands were on hand Friday morning for a planned rally at Market Basket headquarters, 875 East St. in Tewksbury.

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. 

More on the Market Basket Situation:

Bob July 18, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Actually T2001, The board is doing their job in this instance. The crux of the argument between S and T has long been T's directing funds to employees etc. S wants to keep more of it for himself and the shareholders. The board is supposed to do what is best for those shareholders. Not the company nor the customers. Hopefully the customers vote with their feet and pocketbooks and go elsewhere if this stands.
Tewksbury2001 July 18, 2014 at 02:31 PM
but the board it supposed to preserve shareholder value. This is not doing that. Not well played.
pamela boucher July 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM
artie t should be back as the ceo because he cared about his employees ok now to artie s I think you make amends with your family right now.
Old Pizza July 19, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Shelves are going empty at most stores. Temporary replacement drivers are moving a limited number of trucks, but that's about it.
Derrick Julien July 21, 2014 at 01:04 AM
now they are putting there lic in cities in towns in jeopardy public health and safty goes to show how uneducated most workers are and there putting there bills and familes and morgatges on the line. a huge private equity firm will buy them out plus all the suppliers will sue them and care if there employees showed up I guarantee market basket could can everyone and have all new hires in a week so many temp firms have people that can fill those needs. its a bad move for the employees and as a fam run firm there too big for local voice.


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