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Histadrut for Arabs

Trade unions are lobbying to raise the minimum wage to $1,200 per month. Minimum wage is a tax paid by consumers through the increase in the prices of basic products and services.

Even more importantly, the minimum wage disproportionately benefits Arabs—who work in primitive occupations—and well-paid trade-union members whose salaries are pegged to the minimum wage. Lobbying for minimum-wage hikes, trade unions thus do not care about the Jewish poor, but only about their own members.

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