JOAN VENNOCHI Market Basket’s lesson for unions ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Market Basket worker Tommy Aylward, 43, of Tewksbury, leapt in the air as he and his colleagues returned to work Thursday. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Arthur T. Demoulas thanked workers in the warehouse at Market Basket's headquarters in Tewksbury on Thursday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Debra Fallas of Everett became emotional as she took a shopping cart after walking into the store in Chelsea. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A worker cheered as he made his way to a spot where Arthur T. Demoulas was to address workers in Tewksbury. Bill Greene/Globe staff Mary Olson (right), a cashier of 32 years, hugged assistant manager Raquel Flores at the Chelsea store. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Customer Elizabeth Cleary, of Billerica, has been standing outside of the Market Basket in Wilmington every day since the standoff began. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Meat manager Bob Dietz welcomed back customer Peter Mueller. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Employees cheered as they wait for Arthur T. Demoulas to arrive outside of Market Basket Headquarters in Tewksbury. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Market Basket supervisor Belinda Alexander hugged vendor Jim Magliano in the warehouse office early Thursday. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Customers returned as shelves were stocked at a store in Tewksbury. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff A large crowd gathered in Tewksbury to listen Arthur T. speak. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Customers returned at the Tewksbury store. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Trucks headed into the warehouse in Tewksbury. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff John Wilson, 17, of Winthrop restocked shelves with loaves of bread at the Market Basket in Chelsea. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Early Thursday, employees said they’ve gotten very little sleep, if any, with workers mostly running on adrenaline and coffee. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Employees cheered as they wait for Arthur T. Demoulas to arrive outside of Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Arthur T. Demoulas was handed a microphone before addressing workers. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Employees listened as Arthur T. Demoulas spoke. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff Arthur T. Demoulas spoke outside Market Basket's Tewksbury headquarters Thursday morning. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Market Basket employees reacted to Arthur T. Demoulas's speech outside the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Thursday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff “Words cannot express how much I appreciate each and every one of you,” Arthur T. said. Jim Wilson/Globe Staff Market Basket employee Priscilla Moss wrote on a chalkboard sign outside a store in Rowley. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Arthur T. Demoulas hugged a worker outside Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Market Basket worker Ken Nyman, 27, of Derry, N.H., gave a thumbs up to a driver in Tewksbury. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Employees hugged at the Chelsea store. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Welcome back and thank-you notes were written on the rear windows of Market Basket employees' vehicles at the store in Somerville. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Employee Tony Khater (left) and store director Al Jussaume (right) celebrated late Wednesday after the deal was announced.