Contract Workers: We Don't Want to Be Slaves

Why a general strike? The heads of the Histadrut national labor union explain: We don't want to be slaves.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/7/2011, 9:01 AM

National Labor Union Officially Launches General Strike

Histadrut launches general strike as of 6:00 a.m. (Israel time). Labor Court orders the strike to end at 10:00.Elad Benari, 11/7/2011, 6:31 AM

General Strike Threatens to Shut Down Israel Monday

A labor court injunction is all that stands in the way of the first general strike in years. Banks and the airport will be shut down. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/6/2011, 11:12 AM

Planes, Trains, Busses, and Much More Set to Strike Monday

Israelis are likely to wake up to a nationwide strike of just about every public service and many private businesses on Monday morning.David Lev, 11/5/2011, 9:43 PM

General Strike Starting Monday, Including Airports

Histadrut labor federation shutting down much of public sector, in dispute over contract workers.Gil Ronen, 11/3/2011, 7:52 PM

Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

The government has ordered an increase in the number of intercity buses to ensure that a train strike doesn't cripple the country.Chana Ya'ar, 9/22/2011, 10:51 AM

Histadrut in Warning to Trajtenberg

Labor Federation issues veiled warning: if Trajtenberg findings are “insufficient,” Histadrut will respond.Maayana Miskin, 9/18/2011, 3:31 PM

In Bid to Remain 'Relevant,' Histadrut Joins Protests

In what some observers called a bid by the Histadrut to remain relevant, the union held a rally calling for 'social justice.'David Lev, 8/5/2011, 4:09 AM

Major Labor Union Chairman Ofer Eini Joins Housing Protest

Histadrut Labor Union Head Ofer Eini says housing solutions are within reach. Is there a hidden agenda? David ben Yacov, 7/27/2011, 6:06 PM

General Strike in Israel Averted

Finance Ministry and the Histadrut Labor Federation reach agreements after night long negotiations, general strike canceled.Elad Benari, 11/2/2010, 4:18 AM