Middle Israel: The unions are back

09.11.2013                      06.Kislew.5774                      Wajeze

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Middle Israel: The unions are back

The Histadrut made headlines this week with the unexpected resignation of its leader Ofer Eini, but the real story there is about organized labor’s renaissance.

Unions have vacillated over the years from heroism and infamy to romance and irrelevance, and Israel’s are no exception. As the political system fathoms the causes and implications of this week’s surprise resignation announcement by Histadrut labor federation chairman Ofer Eini, his eight years in office loom as the beginning of a new era in the eventful history of Israel’s organized labor….