SuperAmerica employees recently participated in a protest at the company’s headquarters in Woodbury, Minn.
According to a report from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal, company employees sought to meet with president Jack Helmick to ask for higher pay, a policy ensuring workers of all races and genders receive equal pay and opportunities for advancement, two weeks notice for work schedules and a committee tasked with workplace safety and wellness. However, Helmick was unable to be reached by the protesters.
Along with the employees protesting at headquarters, nearly 50 employees and supporters also marched on the SuperAmerica gas station on Lexington Parkway in St. Paul, Minn.
SuperAmerica recently raised starting pay to $9.50 an hour, ahead of a statewide increase to the same amount that is scheduled to occur in August 2016, and the company has informed employees that they will not be receiving any merit increases next year.