MAAN Workers Association continues to raise the flag of international solidarity to all workers especially Palestinian workers from the West Bank and East Jerusalem. MAAN is active 24/7 in the midst of the devastating situation of the pandemic.
Over the last two years MAAN initiated a dozen organizing drives with Palestinian workers who work in Israeli industrial zones: Mishor Adumim, Nitsanei Shalom, and Atarot inside Jerusalem. For the first time Palestinian workers in Israel are joining a union to fight for their rights.
For MAAN, leading these workers in their fight for rights and dignity is more than a bread and butter struggle. It is also a political challenge to offer membership to Palestinians who are not citizens of Israel. In the choice between leaving them to be exploited or organizing them without regard to national identity and citizenship, we choose organizing. We have opened our union to these brave women and men.