Palestinian Trade Unions

In 1994, the Palestinian labor movement, crippled by years of factionalism and Israeli oppression, expected that the arrival of the Palestinian Authority would enable it to reorient its priorities from national politics to workers' rights. This article examines the trajectory of the trade union movement since Oslo and particularly the reasons for its ongoing factionalism and failure to meet its objectives.

Nina Sovich, a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, is a free-lance journalist.