The two governors said in a joint statement Friday they are optimistic a deal will be reached to sell the company to fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and restore him on an interim basis.
The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are trying to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end.
Friday is the latest deadline set by Market Basket for employees who walked off the job at the company’s headquarters and warehouse to return to work, or risk losing their jobs. They’ve been protesting for four weeks, demanding the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
This follows comments from Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday, who spoke with the Board of Directors and with Arthur T, and said both sides are close to reaching a deal. He also said it’s within the power of protesting employees to stabilize the company by going back to work.
Very few things in life are explainable in simple black and white terms, and boy is that ever true of the whole Market Basket fiasco.
Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket’s board of directors to quickly resolve the question of leadership at the supermarket chain.
Governor Deval Patrick said Wednesday he hopes the employee revolt at Market Basket “gets resolved soon.”
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
Patrick told reporters Monday local officials have nothing to worry about because the children will be housed at secure facilities run and paid for by the federal government.
Rep. Stephen Lynch believes undocumented children brought to Massachusetts for temporary shelter will likely stay much longer than the proposed 35-40 days.