March 24, 2011

The Polish Example

Starting in 1980, the Polish labor federation known as "Solidarność" began to rebel at Soviet Russian domination of Poland. Their courageous and persistent action-- in the face of repression and martial law-- was the spark that eventually led to the fall of the Soviet Empire in 1991.

     On Feb. 25, 2011, Piotr Duda, president of Solidarność, said in a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the 700,000 members of the Polish union wished “to express our solidarity and support for your struggle against the recent assault on trade unions and trade union rights unleashed by Governor Scott Walker.”
 Lew Jacobson