The Chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar-David, assumed the position of Chairman of the Histadrut, following a Governing Board election in March 2019.
Bar-David is the 15th chairman of the Histadrut, and in recent decades he has played a leading role in managing social struggles and promoting the status of organized labor in Israel.
From 2006-2019, he served as Chairman of the UCAPSE (Union of Clerical and Public Service Employees), the largest trade union affiliated to the Histadrut. During this time, UCAPSE achieved groundbreaking collective bargaining agreements that led to a significant improvement in the employment conditions of hundreds of thousands of workers in the country.
Previously, Bar-David served for more than a decade as the chairman of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipal Workers' Committee. After assuming his position, in his first speech, he emphasized: "We will continue to work for the disadvantaged, for the unheard voices of the minorities, for promoting gender equality in the workplaces and for breaking the glass ceilings. We will work to reduce the gaps in society, to care for pensioners whose pension has been degraded, to care for the elderly, to take care of the working mothers and employees in general."
Bar-David, born in 1957, married to Hila, father of six and grandfather of seven, lives in Kiryat Ono.
Arnon Bar-David is a Major in the Reserve and served in the past as a Scout Leader and a Department Director in the Education Administration of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality.