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Market Basket workers to protest CEO firing

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TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - Some workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain plan to walk off the job Friday to protest the firing of their former boss at the company's Tewksbury headquarters.

Employees loyal to former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas had written to the new co-chief executives demanding his reinstatement and an answer by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Demoulas, a member of the family that owns the privately held chain, lost his job in a long-running battle with a cousin for control.

The new CEOs, Felicia Thornton and Jim Gooch, said in a letter to workers Thursday that those who walk off the job could be fired.

They said the power to reinstate Demoulas lies with the board that fired him in June. The board plans a telephone conference Monday to discuss the workers' demand. Employee representatives were invited to participate.

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