A group of 30 workers formed the Association of Concerted Educators last month and planned to form an independent union to ask for more pay transparency and equitable pay structures.
“Our core values of personal responsibility, entrepreneurship, honesty, courage, connection, fun and inclusion led us to this decision,” the group said in July when it announced its plans.
The group’s decision to back out of forming a union has been approved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). However, as per NLRB rules, if the group decides to change its decision, it must now wait at least six months before it can petition again to form a union.
“We value the connection we have with our employees and welcome ongoing open and honest two-way communication,” Lululemon said in an emailed statement.
The news comes at a time when retail giants across the country, from Starbucks to Amazon, are dealing with a wave of unionization efforts for better pay and benefits. Starbucks, for one, has seen close to 200 store locations vote to unionize since last year.