Wicked Local Plymouth // Published November 4, 2017 // By Wicked Local Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — Quincy College, 36 Cordage Park Circle, will host a film screening of “We The People: The Market Basket Effect” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8.
This is a free event open to the public. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Quincy College business ethics and criminal justice professor Matthew Delaney.
“We the People: The Market Basket Effect” traces the events that led 25,000 employees and 2 million customers across New England to stand behind embattled CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and wrest control of a multibillion dollar grocery empire from an activist board of directors led by Artie T.’s cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
A portrayal of the most memorable labor protest in recent American history, “We the People” investigates a question at the heart of ongoing economic debate: can regular people really band together to alter the balance of power in major corporations, or is the case of Market Basket a fairytale victory?
Narrator Michael Chiklis was born and raised in Lowell, the same Massachusetts town where the Demoulas grocery empire was established.