A Market Basket of dignity – By E. J. Dionne, Jr.   Leave a comment

The Fifth Column

On Labor Day, worker ownership advocate Christopher Mackin reflects on the meaning of the Market Basket strikes, and the reinstatement of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Photo by Flickr user Streamingmeemee. On Labor Day, what can we learn from the Market Basket protests? Photo by Flickr user Streamingmeemee.

This is a great article for Labor Day…

The Washington Post – E. J. Dionne Jr.

Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor-Day speeches in U.S. history would be delivered by a chief executive? And who could have guessed that the summer’s major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO?

This is the wonder of the happy-ending tale of Market Basket, the New England grocery chain. Most of its 25,000 non-unionized workers walked out to get their deposed CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, reinstated as the company’s leader. Last week, they won.

It’s a story that makes you wish Frank Capra of “It’s a Wonderful Life” fame were still with us. Jimmy Stewart, who played…

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Posted September 1, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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