… a reminder of what happened 81 years ago in Germany:
On May 2, 1933, unions were dissolved, their assets were confiscated, their offices were occupied and their leaders were arrested. Hitler then outlawed strikes, abolished collective bargaining and established the German Labor Front, a corrupt party organization.
The United Kingdom’s National Union of Teachers:
The German trade union movement was one of the largest and most powerful in the world… but independent trade unions had no place in Hitler’s vision for Germany. Attempts to destroy the unions were assisted by the attitudes of some German business leaders and conservative politicians, many of whom shared the Nazi fear of a socialist revolution. More generally, many of these people felt that the unions had become too powerful in the 1920s and looked for restrictions on or even complete abolition of union rights.
On 2nd May 1933, stormtroopers violently occupied offices of the Free Trade Unions across Germany.
In the city of Duisburg, four officials were beaten to death by Nazi thugs in the cellar of the trade union headquarters. Many more union leaders were arrested and held in prison or concentration camps…