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Socially Conscious Documentary 'We the People: The Market Basket Effect' Reveals the Power of Peaceful Protest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Gregory Weinkauf

With regional, national, and worldwide roll-outs planned, the first public screening of We the People: The Market Basket Effect -- directed by Tommy Reid, narrated by actor, musician, and Massachusetts man Michael Chiklis -- takes place this Sunday.

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Labor Secretary: Lack Of Paid Parental Leave In U.S. Is Embarrassing | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S....

The Only Way to Win

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Few business stories have Hollywood endings like the one Market Basket enjoyed recently when it defeated a hostile takeover. That may not be quite the right term for what almost happened.

Grocery Shopping for Renewable Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brian F. Keane continues to bring us "the business side of green". And to that end, I continue to be fascinated by how so many real-world eve...

Market Basket Begins Recovering Sales After CEO Turmoil

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — Alice Farrington has her pick of four supermarkets, all a quick drive from her home. But this week, instead of ...

Which Corporate Personality Are You: Market Basket or Hobby Lobby?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
David M. Abromowitz

Will your company be one that recognizes a diversity of stakeholders to whom some responsibility is owed? Or one whose shareholders can impose their will on employees and others affected no matter what?

Grocery Store Theology: Market Basket, Labor Day, and Respecting the Worker

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.

Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness. Last week, the board of directors of Market Basket, one of the last of the independent supermarket chains, agreed to restore the fired CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, who had treated workers decently rather than just milking the enterprise for dividends as another faction of this family-owned company has sought to do. An uprising by salaried managers and workers had brought the business to a halt. The Market Basket story is particularly instructive, because it represents how so-called shareholder capitalism puts pressure on managers to destroy job security and decent earnings for working people.

After Weeks Of Protests, Deal Reached In Supermarket Drama

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business

BOSTON (AP) — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees...

All in the Family

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Robert Whitcomb

Workers who entrust their lives to corporate entities make a big mistake. Out of self-respect and to make a living, employees should do their jobs as best they can while realizing that companies are self-interest machines.

Why B-Schools Should be Teaching Market Basket

Judith Samuelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

New England is home to scores of world class business schools, and Boston is teeming with management theorists who make their living teaching the next...

It's the Best and Worst of Times for a Shopping-Bag-a-Holic

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...