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We Are Market Basket by Grant Welker, Daniel Korschun

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14

“Hostages”

On July 19, shortly after the warehouse workers walked off the job and vendors were beginning to halt shipments, Barry Finegold, a state senator representing the Second Essex and Middlesex Districts had an idea. Finegold was running for state treasurer and was attending an event for his campaign. But he couldn’t get Market Basket off his mind. He had attended a rally the day before and had been impressed by the passion he saw from associates and customers. He turned to a colleague in the State Senate, Sal DiDomenico. DiDomenico represents the Middlesex and Suffolk Districts, which includes Chelsea, Massachusetts.

“I’m thinking about getting everybody, all the elected officials, to boycott Market Basket.”

He showed DiDomenico a ...

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