To squash workers


Senior Member
To squash workers mean in other words to destroy the power of the workers?

Public approval of labor unions is at 62 percent, a 15-year high. That’s why powerful corporations and their enablers in government are trying to squash workers by pushing so-called “right to work” laws and undermining health care, workplace safety, and retirement protections. We have the power to overcome these attacks.
Source: Why Unions Matter to You by Robert Reich
  • Linkway

    Senior Member
    British English
    I think in BE we would be more likely to use crush rather squash, and also not crush/squash the workers themselves but something they have or are doing.

    Police conspired with Margaret Thatcher to crush striking miners' protests.
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