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Despite having clear support from within upper echelons of the establishment, Nissankoren faced an outside challenge from Labor MK Eitan Cabel.
In November, sitting Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini announced that he would resign the position he held for five years.
The Histadrut made headlines this week with the unexpected resignation of its leader Ofer Eini, but the real story there is about organized labor’s renaissance.
Netanyahu at Knesset meeting marking Hertzel's 153rd birthday: Strikes would not dissuade him from economic reforms.
By NIV ELIS
Actions motivated by what the Histadrut calls a breakdown in negotiations over additional management payments for workers.
Histadrut chairman vows to "fight to the death" against cuts to salaries; talk of austerity budget riles Labor Party, unions.
Histadrut-Treasury agreement completes negotiations started following general strike earlier this year.
By NADAV SHEMER
Netanyahyu acknowledges that he'll need the support of Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini if he is to change existing agreements.
Incumbent leads challenger Cabel 66.5% to 33.4%, likely to remain chairman of union for next five years.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Give renewed consideration to legislation that would limit union ability to shut down essential services without warning and without polling all union members.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“Our numbers in the Knesset are small, so the Histadrut could be a good base of power for us,” Yacimovich says in support of incumbent Eini.
Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich sent hundreds of Labor Party members to vote for Ofer Eini for Histadrut labor chairman.
MK says if the Histadrut does not change, “in another 20 years there will be no organized labor movement.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
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