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Poland / Strikes #116027

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Mvt. towards possible settlement of strike at Gdansk shipyard in Poland reported Report introduced.

(Gdansk, Poland: David Ensor) Sixth day of strike in Gdansk reported; details given, scenes shown. [Solidarity advisor Piotr KONOPKA - says talks between strike committee and management have started.] Status of workers' demands reviewed. [Lech WALESA - (thru translator) says strikers should not budge.] Walesa's meeting with management official reported [Mgt. REP. and WALESA - (thru translator) debate strike issues.] Scenes shown from strikers' aid center Issue of fight to legalize Solidarity noted.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Response by State Department to events in Poland quoted; strike scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says hopes Polish government will use path of reconciliation.] United States reported not set to impose econ. sanctions on government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski. [Senator Richard LUGAR - says sanctions would harm Polish people.] [Dep. Secretary of State John WHITEHEAD - discusses limited role of United States help to Polish economy] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - criticizes Jaruzelski's government] Possibility that Polish problem will be discussed by President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at upcoming US-USSR summit reported

Ensor, David;
Inderfurth, Rick;
Serafin, Barry

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