Date: Jul 22, 2014
Market Basket Fiasco Complicates Matters for Western Shippers

A family squabble has led employees of Massachusetts-based company, Market Basket, to take action against the company by refusing to work, leaving many of its store shelves bare.  According to a local TV station, co-CEO Dean Joyce was fired for supporting protests about the company’s leadership.  Following an announcement by the company that Joyce was removed from his supervisor’s position, employee’s decided to strike.  The strike had an immediate effect on delivery schedules and on the availability of produce in the stores, leaving few, if any options for the delivery of produce.  So far, stores have run out of strawberries, blueberries, iceberg and romaine lettuce, and cilantro.  Complicating matters is the fact that striking employees have posted a letter from Massachusetts lawmakers who support their actions and are urging a boycott of the stores.

Should you be experiencing any delivery issues, please contact Tom Oliveri in WG Trade Practices and Commodity Services Division for your rights and remedies.

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