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It has been suggested that if you don't own the company you have no say. Well let's consider for a moment, MB, the workers don't own it but are willing to put their livelihood on the line to preserve what we have all come to appreciate, shopping at Market Basket. The board of directors have nothing to do with MB's success, that would be Arthur T that did it along with the workers. He understood the value of workers and obviously the feeling was mutual. Market Basket would be nothing without the people who are the face of the company to the shoppers. The fact that many are risking their well being to get their MB back is something you don't see anymore. We owe it to the workers that have to weigh principles against paychecks to BOYCOTT Market Basket until such a time that the workers have won. We owe it to our friends, family and the other employees to support them by staying away. This is about more than jobs, this is about principles and respect. This is about the importance of keeping those that actually are responsible for the companies existence happy. Recognizing that they are more than no name drones working to line do nothing shareholders pockets. ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

You seem to be missing the point. Arthur T. apparently has "hoarded" less than the average CEO, in order to pay employees higher-than-average wages and provide profit sharing. Arthur S, on the other hand is not satisfied with mere super-wealth, and believes Arthur T is preventing him from achieving uber-wealth. Therefore the firing. Employees see the handwriting on the wall - their profit sharing and higher wages will probably be some of the first things cut, in order to maximize profits for the 9 shareholders of the company. ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

In 1987, Florida passed a mandatory shall-issue concealed carry gun permit law. The next year, many women attended classes on how to shoot, how to carry concealed, and when to defend themselves. Statistics on rape showed a VERY significant decline that year, and continued down for several years. If you read the FBI's Uniform Crime Statistics, you will see that states with concealed carry permits have lower per-capita murders than those without carry permits. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Keep guns away from abusers and stalkers

written like the reply of a true 5th grader ...(full comment)

Editorial: Protest may be a sign of a bigger shift

FOR THE LIDV - EADLINE "The 2014 El Niño is looking more and more like a bust" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3176767/posts. You of course could have researched that yourself but we know liberals always want somebody else to do their homework for them. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Export tax on fossil fuels is the right move

only the democrats do not think that Americans are taxed enough to fund the obligations of State and Federal Govts ...(full comment)

Candidates sign AFP pledge to cut taxes, oppose Obamacare

Reason to strike under the National Labor Relations Board is basically determined under unfair labor practices, working environment, wages etc. Not sure if the owners fighting amongst themselves will be seen as a reason to strike by the board. MB employees would have better ground to stand on if they were unionized. ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Artie S. accuses Artie T of "a reckless business plan" which includes low prices, higher wages, employees profit sharing & a benefits package a family could live on. Artie S. wants to turn over more profits to the 9 shareholders! Hmmm ...50,000 employees ~ or 9 shareholders? & that is what's bringing down country: corporate greed! ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Lets talk about a spending Spree about your great president George Bush. 2 Trillion dollars were spent on a useless war in Iraq. 4000 american were killed. Why did we go to war? I am still waiting for the answer from the Republican party. They will dance around the question. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Ayotte disingenuous on Marketplace Fairness Act

Maybe you ought to specify what you're babbling about. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Protest may be a sign of a bigger shift

The amazing thing is not one Republican has come out to endorse the workers. Finally, the middle class can see who this party aligns themselves with. The cooperation and not the people. ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

And why, pray tell, is the 2014 El Niño likely to be a bust? Contrary to BestPres' cockamamie notions, the actual scientists are looking at the actual data and concluding that the problem is excessive Pacific Ocean WARMING. He might also want to look at the damage ocean acidifcation (yes, dearie, it is related) is doing to Alaskan fisheries. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Export tax on fossil fuels is the right move

I think support for Arthur T could have been done in a different way instead of walking out and refusing to work. I also wonder what will happen if the employees fired cannot collect unemployment which is a possibility. Will any other supermarket hire them? Lets face it, the reality is that an employee who refuses to work because of a dispute going on with the owners, just might not be seen as a good risk for an employer. If you do not own shares in a company, you basically have no say in how that company is run. I understand the dedication to Arthur T, but the reality is that this long standing feud between cousins could go on and on in the courts perhaps, and in the meantime MB is shut down. Dedication to a boss is terrific but it does not pay your bills if your fired and unemployment denies you benefits. ...(full comment)

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.