Scholars and international organizations emphasize the role of unions in promoting disability rights. Nonetheless, previous studies showed that unions may underrepresent people with disabilities. The current research aims to contribute to this debate through an empirical examination of collective agreements in Israel. The research shows that although collective agreements in Israel promote disability insurance and job security for people with disabilities, they do not promote accommodations or employability security for workers with disabilities. Moreover, the research shows that coordination between unions and disability organizations is essential to promote the rights of workers with disabilities. Lastly, the research emphasizes the importance of national collective bargaining.
Lilach Lurie, Do Unions Promote Rights for People with Disabilities?, 5 Ind. J.L. & Soc. Equality 477 (2017).