Poland's independent trade union

By Denis MacShane
December 1981
ISBN: 0-85124-319-3[bookcover]
172 pages
$39.50 hardcover

The revolt of Polish workers in the summer of 1980 led to the creation of Solidarity, the first independent trade union free of party or state control in Eastern Europe. This book is the first in-depth account of the creation, growth, organization and work of Solidarity. Based on visits by the author to Poland in 1980 and 1981, the book describes through the words of Solidarity's leaders, expert advisers and rank and file members the union's struggles, its achievements, and the involvement of the Polish working class in the remaking of their society.

Industrial relations; History

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