Union representing Jewish and Arab workers, mostly women, signs first-ever collective bargaining agreement in Nazareth

This is good news.

The Workers Advice Center (WAC), like Power to the Workers, is an independent trade union organizing workers that the Histadrut — Israel’s largest national trade union center — either hasn’t wanted to organize or been able to organize.  Their success in organizing Jewish and Arab workers, most of them women, at a beverage factory in Nazareth, is a tremendous victory and shows what can be done when people in the labour movement focus on what unites us — our class — rather than what divides us.