Israeli Union Contributes $3000 to Strike Fund for General Motors’ Workers
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Israeli Union Contributes $3000 to Strike Fund for General Motors’ Workers

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The Israel National Union of Metal Workers, which has 2000 automobile workers, contributed today $3,000 from their strike fund to the National Citizens’ Committee to Aid the Families of GM (General Motors) Strikers. Uzi Bloch, Histadrut’s representative to the American trade union movement, presented the check to Emil Mazey, Secretary-Treasurer of the United Automobile Workers Union. AFL-CIO, at UAW headquarters here. Some 400,000 GM workers have been out on strike for the past two months. In a telegram to UAW President Leonard Woodcock, the Secretary-General of the General Federation of Labor in Israel, Yitzhak Ben-Aharon, wrote that Histadrut “expresses its firm solidarity and support of the GM workers, the UAW and its leadership in their dispute with General Motors.” S. Zanbar, General-Secretary of Israel’s National Union of Metal Workers, in a telegram to Mr. Woodcock, expressed “admiration and sympathy (for) the courageous struggle UAW has been waging against GM.”

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