I have 3 words to say to you all…
You’re not a just a group of employees, you’re not a union, you’re a family. When your family was torn apart, you banded together to fight back. It’s never been done before, a group of workers fighting FOR their former CEO. I would dare to say that 99.99999999999% of you cannot afford to lose hours, most of you are probably not able to make those ends meet for very long without hours and pay, and yet you are still standing up for what you believe in. As a family, we’ve been to the rallies, and we’ll support you as much as we can… But I wanted to come out and say “WOW” you are awesome! Thank you for reminding us that it’s collectively possible to stand up for what you believe in and do it in a positive way! I know that growing up in this area, most of my friends and I all worked at Market Basket at some point in our lives, and we shop there regularly, mostly just to support a well run mostly local business… But, except to attend rallies, we won’t be back to Market Basket until there’s a positive resolution for the people who work there. I just hope for your sake that the powers that be come to their senses sooner rather than later. They are driving their business into the ground, and seem to not care even a little bit… It’s very sad to see them throw away everything that has been built up. Stay Strong!! We support you!!
After coming home from the last rally, this is what I saw on the kitchen table… The kids making their own “kid sized” signs to carry at the next rally!!
Oh, and I just wanted to also send an FYI to the current members of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. We are politically involved in town, and are embarrassed by your lack of support for the Market Basket employees. It would be a Win-Win situation for you to support the local people who are standing up to corporate greed. There is NO downside… Do you really think that Artie S will vote for any of you? or that the greed culture of the current board will send lots of $ toward the town of Tewksbury? Supporting the local workers would ONLY help the town, but none of you have the gumption that the non-elected employees have. So, I’m putting it out there right now… PLEASE do not call us for support during the next election, as you will not get it. We will not make a donation to your campaigns (we’re donating to any of the Market Basket workers that we can), we will not attend YOUR rallies (too busy attending rallies of people actually willing to stand up for something), and we certainly will not put your campaign signs in our yard. You all should be ashamed of yourselves, and maybe take a lesson from those workers who cannot afford to do so, but are standing up for what they believe in.