As the Market Basket protests extended from days to weeks, Heather Kenney’s nervousness grew.
Each morning at 6 a.m., her husband, Andrew, headed to the grocery chain’s Billerica store to serve as a dairy manager in an aisle with barely anything on its shelves. Each week, he logged the minimum of 44 hours, compared to the 50 to 55 hours he had worked before the protests. And each Thursday, they both held their breaths, fearing his paycheck — their primary source of income — would not arrive.
They canceled a vacation at the beginning of August, just in case.
They postponed looking for a new home, just in case.
They put off signing their daughter, Violet, up for gymnastics class, just in case.
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