At Yearly Conference, Histadrut Celebrates Accomplishments and Looks to the Future. Following a minimum wage increase and new agreement for preschool aides, next on the Histadrut’s agenda is to “raise municipal workers’ wages in 2023,” according to Chairman Arnon Bar-David | “We gave the workers organized under the Histadrut a safety net to get through the pandemic”
Tel Aviv: The Real Cost of Being the World’s Most Expensive City. Tel Aviv is now the world’s most expensive city, according to the Economist | This new reality will force Israel’s middle class out of the city and force low-wage workers to commute, deepening already wide rifts between rich and poor, center and periphery | Opinion
Transport Union Head Calls for Swift Action from State following Omicron Outbreak. New travel restrictions, set in place after the discovery of the new strain of the virus, bring back a familiar limbo for workers in the aviation industry | Transport Workers’ Union chairman Avi Edri: “Now is the time for the state to formulate a clear and permanent outline of aid. Only then we will know how successful we’ll be in repairing the industry”
Tel Aviv University Charged for Obstructing Research Workers From Organizing. Sunday’s ruling requires compensation of 150,000 shekels to the union | Histadrut: “Tel Aviv University, as a respected academic institution that has engraved on its banner the study of labor relations, has greatly erred precisely in this issue of basic rights of workers”
Dramatic Wave of Resignations “A Revolutionary Change in the Way that Americans See Themselves”. Dr. Eli Cook attempts to explain why American workers are leaving their jobs in higher numbers than ever before | In the reality of COVID-19, the American working class is not just looking for money, “they’re looking for freedom”
Innovative Grassroots Plan to Address Climate Change Takes Root in Shefa-Amr. The plan, focused on preparing responses to the climate crisis on a community level, is the first of its kind in Israel’s Arab population, and leaders are working hard to ensure it is not the last | "We want to gauge how at risk and how resilient the community is"