This morning, before I went to Shaw’s to go grocery shopping, I stopped by Market Basket to see how they were doing.
The parking lot was empty.
The employees at Market Basket are not afraid of the yesterday’s threat by the two new CEOs. They were out protesting again on Storey Avenue, and people were honking like mad in support–a practical symphony.
There were signs all over Market Basket’s front windows.
And signs in front of the door.
And the front window is now littered with receipts from other grocery stores, put there by customers.
There is even a heartfelt letter from a customer taped to the window.
The parking lot at Shaw’s was jammed. And inside Shaw’s the aisles were full and there were lines at the checkout counters. Peoples’ carts were full. They were shopping there for the weekend.
And I talked to folks. I talked to one woman who said that she had been shopping at Market Basket since 1968, and she wouldn’t go back until Arthur T was once again in charge.
Customers continue their boycott of Market Basket and employees continue to protest (on their days off and on their breaks).
And again, as for the threat of a job fair, if people are working, who is going to go.
And you can see coverage on this story by MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” here.