Market Basket Workers Get Holiday Bonuses Despite Summer Shutdown

CBS Boston

WOBURN (CBS) – When thousands of Market Basket workers hit the streets during the summer of 2014, Jen Gelvez was with them. It was a time the Woburn resident describes as “gut-wrenching.”

Through it all, she also kept working in the Reading store’s office. Like many employees at the supermarket chain, she was intensely loyal to owner Arthur T. Demoulas, as he fought to retake control of his family’s business.

“It’s really a great place to work,” Gelvez said.

For her, it is also pretty much the only place; she started working at Market Basket as a cashier when she was 14-years-old. And every year for the past quarter of a century, like all of her co-workers, she has gotten a Christmas bonus.

But this year, even with the man they call “Artie T.” back at the helm, things were unsettled.

“I wasn’t too sure with what was going on…

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