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How About This? A ‘First Ever’ Union For Yoga Teachers - New York City Yogaworks Teachers ‘Go Union,’ Join The IAM

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019
by IAM News
How About This? A ‘First Ever’ Union For Yoga Teachers - New York City Yogaworks Teachers ‘Go Union,’ Join The IAM

(NEW YORK CITY) - YogaWorks New York City Teachers have voted “yes” by an overwhelming majority to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM) - becoming the first-ever Union for Yoga Teachers and Movement Educators across the United States.

The IAM filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of 124 YogaWorks New York Teachers in mid-October. ⠀

The Teachers organized around making yoga instruction a sustainable profession, with industry standards that provide for an ethical practice that also balances the needs of profit with the core tenets of Yoga.

Traditionally, the yoga and fitness industry was dominated by small “mom and pop” studios, but over the last decade, larger companies - with the backing of venture capitalist funds, have been buying up smaller studios and consolidating their market share.

The high profile Organizing Campaign received support all over the Nation, including U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (Democrat-Massachusetts) and Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont). 

YogaWorks, Incorporated is one of the largest providers of high-quality yoga instruction in the U.S.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.goiam.org/news/new-york-city-yogaworks-teachers-join-the-iam/?fbclid=IwAR25_P_O5jlkWcJB1FxdTrInAaMcN9Xwn_qR87CcVF4Nkav0etRPajYLUh0

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