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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

i'm just sayin'.................

i guess i should mention my pops was a teamster

May 1933: Hitler Abolishes Unions

On May 2nd, 1933, the day after Labor day, Nazi groups occupied union halls and labor leaders were arrested.  Trade Unions were outlawed by Adolf Hitler, while collective bargaining and the right to strike was abolished.  This was the beginning of a consolidation of power by the fascist regime which systematically wiped out all opposition groups, starting with unions, liberals, socialists, and communists using Himmler’s state police.............

Photo by Jess Dennis http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehardestpart/5453904539/

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it, as they say.