Menu JTA Search

Afl Convention Calls for Support of Israel Histadrut Campaign

The American Federation of Labor convention here today adopted a resolution calling upon its affiliated bodies and membership to strengthen the Histadrut, the general federation of labor in Israel, by “participating wholeheartedly in the Israel Histadrut campaign.”

The resolution also declared that the Histadrut, with a membership of over 400,000, is the only free trade union movement in the Middle East. It congratulated the “youngest democracy” and expressed “pride in the achievements of the Histadrut,” pointing out that the AFL has for over a quarter of a century “taken the lead in mobilizing support among American trades unionists” for the Histadrut.