As small business owners, we have a responsibility to act in support of the greater societal good. In this crucial moment, that means doing everything we can to flatten the curve of this pandemic. The time to act is now. In response...Centerline Movement will temporarily close our physical doors.
We want to keep our community, and the greater Tucson and southern Arizona communities, at the lowest possible risk of exposure and spread. It is our hope that by temporarily closing now, we're making a choice that is abundantly care-full, and one that will allow us to possibly reopen in 2 to 3 weeks. We also understand that it could be 1 to 3 months.
This decision carries many heavy concerns.
The primary one, for the purposes of this page, is for the well-being of our incredible group of 11 Centerline movement educators, all of whom are self-employed business owners working as independent contractors. They work their passion and depend on classes and client sessions for their very livelihood. It's part of Centerline's philosophy to pay our educators well, at rates 1.5 times above the Southern Arizona average. Yet, as independent contractors, they work without the conventional safety nets, like:
- paid sick leave
- paid time off
- access to employer-provided and employer-supplemented health insurance
- unemployment benefits
- protection under the FMLA and FLSA
- employer share of payroll taxes (ICs pay both employer and employee payroll tax)
If it resonates to support our movement educators, and if it's possible for your budget, please contribute. 100% of monies raised will go directly to Centerline independent contractor relief.
I cannot thank each of you enough rallying to support our team as we do what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19. To read more about how we're committing to caring for the larger Centerline community, click here. Please do reach out with questions, concerns, and requests. It's important to us to hear from you!
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