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Business

Steven Syre

Market Basket dispute resonates beyond supermarket aisles

I am one of those people who is naturally inclined to tell Market Basket supermarket employees to shut up and go back to work.

I didn’t think managers had any right to walk off their jobs — and expect to keep them — just because the megamillionaire chief executive they liked was recently canned by equally rich relatives who now control the company. Employees carrying big signs portraying the ousted Arthur T. Demoulas in Obamaesque “I believe” fashion struck me as surreal.

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