Mark Lemieux, manager of the Londonderry Market Basket, smiled as he remembered walking in last Saturday’s Old Home Day parade amid cheers and applause for him and dozens of his fellow employees.
“I was walking along the right side of the street thanking people for their support and they were standing and applauding,” he said. “It was just an immense show of support, and we were there to thank them for supporting us. It was a really great thing to see. Because of their support, we’re going to see this through and will win.”
Whether that happens is still up for grabs. Lemieux said 471 part-time employees of the Massachusetts-based grocery chain have seen their hours cut to zero, but in spite of lost hours and lost wages, employees are holding strong in the belief that they will prevail.