Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Mayor Mitchell Supports Market Basket Protests and Boycott

Zack Wittman for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Count Mayor Jon Mitchell as a supporter of Arthur T. Demoulas, the former CEO of Market Basket.

Arthur T. was ousted as CEO last month, and replaced by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

Loyal longtime workers have taken to protesting the sudden change, with work at many of the 71 Market Basket locations coming to a screeching halt. The shelves of the New Bedford Market Basket are practically empty, and Mayor Mitchell says while the city is taking a hit, he stands with Arthur T.’s supporters.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Mitchell says the new leaders of the grocery chain are purposely incurring debt in order to award themselves larger salaries, while passing on the debt to the consumers and workers in the form of higher prices and reduced benefits.

Mitchell says he’s signed onto letters drafted by state senators joining and supporting the boycott of Market Basket.

Best of WBSM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.