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Poland / Strikes #115680

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Spreading of labor strife in Poland to Gdansk shipyard, site of birth of Solidarity union, reported

(Warsaw, Poland: David Ensor) Shipyard workers support of striking steelworkers reported; details given, scenes shown. [Solidarity leader Lech WALESA - (thru translator) says strike is only weapon available.] Extent of strike debated by Solidarity and government reports Strikers reported seeking higher wages to keep up with government-raised prices in Poland. Response to econ. unrest by Polish government detailed. [Dep. government spokesperson Aleksandr PERCZYNSKI - says there might be need to remove strikers from factory.] Nature of strike at Nowa Huta steel plant described; scenes shown. [Strike committee member Edward NOWAK - (thru translator) explains demands.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response of State Department to events in Poland reported

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter

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