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  • Feeding Our Workers

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 19, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    I recall my experiences as a teenager working waiting tables in various restaurants. There was a high-paced energy that was difficult to maintain, but the greatest challenge was constantly being hungry while serving others food. Today, many have it much worse than anything I...

  • Israel rounds up African migrants for deportation

    June 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

    Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had...

  • Israel public sector strike ends

    February 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    An Israeli public sector strike that has disrupted public transportation and closed banks, the stock market and government offices ended on Sunday with a new wage package for low-earning contract workers.

    The Finance Ministry announced the deal with the Histadrut labour federation,...

  • Israel public sector strike headed for third day

    February 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Israel’s banks, ports and stock market were closed in the second day of a general strike on Thursday that threatened to drag on for another 24 hours after negotiations between unions and government hit new obstacles.

    The strike called by the Histadrut labor federation, an umbrella...

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  • Israeli workers launch massive strike

    February 8, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Israeli workers launched an open-ended general strike.

    The strike launched Wednesday by the Histadrut, Israel’s main labor union, closed down the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, stopped trains across the country and caused major delays at Ben Gurion Airport. The crippling strike also...

  • Children of foreign workers in Israel get a reprieve

    March 10, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Israel has postponed the deportation of hundreds of children of foreign workers by several months.

    Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced his decision Wednesday, saying he did not want to disrupt the children’s school year, according to reports.

    “I have instructed the enforcement...

  • Wis. governor’s plan threatens workers and Jewish values

    February 28, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    More than 100 Jews from all three Madison synagogues gathered Feb. 25 to celebrate Shabbat with services in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four Madison rabbis led the services for the community members who had crammed into the North Gallery.

    Below us, the Capitol Rotunda was teeming...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Workers of the World, Relax

    Labor Day is Sept. 5. We think of all the people who work hard to feed their families. Jews have always been very involved in helping those who are in need. They have established labor unions; they have fought for fair wages; they have led movements to...

  • Computer Age in Israel Turns 50

    By Tom Tugend

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When young Princeton engineer Jerry Estrin arrived in Haifa on a slow immigrant boat in late 1953 to build the Middle East's first computer, he faced just two problems: There were no parts or tools, from vacuum tubes to soldering irons, available in Israel, and there was no staff --...

  • Eulogies:Martin William Siegel

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Martin William Siegel, workers' compensation attorney, died Aug. 18 at the age of 50.

    Marty was a well-known and respected attorney specializing in workers' compensation law throughout Southern California. He successfully supported and defended the rights of a legion of workers.

    He...

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