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History of NSZZ SOLIDARNOSC (Solidarity)

History of NSZZ SOLIDARNOSC (Solidarity)
7/1 - Government introduces 'market prices' for meat products in factory commissaries; workers protest
July-Aug - strikes run throughout country
8/14 - strike at Gdansk Shipyard; general strike follows in throughout region & then country
8/17 - Strike Committee at Gdansk Shipyard, led by Lech Walesa, an electrician, announces workers' 21 goals (inc. freedom of speech, right to strike & to establish free trade unions)
9/17 - representatives of 30+ regional committees establish the Independent and Self-governing Trade Union (NSZZ) SOLIDARNOSC (Solidarity)
11/10 - Supreme Court acknowledges Solidarity Constitution
Sept - Lech Walesa elected President of NSZZ Union
12/13 - martial law introduced in Poland followed by strikes throughout the country
12/31 - martial law suspended
10/5 - Lech Walesa awarded Nobel Peace Prize
April-Aug - another wave of strikes commence; Round Table negotiations proposed
Dec - establishment of Citizens' Committee led by Lech Walesa
4/5 - Round Table agreement provides for re-legalization of Solidarity & free elections to the Sejm (Lower House of Parliament) where 35% of seats are to be contested freely
June 4 - elections to Sejm & Senate. Citizens' Committee (of Solidarity) gains 161 (out of 161) seats in the Sejm & 99 (out of 100) seats in the Senate
April - 2nd National Congress of Delegates of NSZZ Solidarity reelects Lech Walesa president.
12/9 - in second round of elections, Lech Walesa becomes President of Poland
April - Red Army begins to leave Poland
10/27 -1st fully free parliamentary elections in Poland since WW II
11/14 - 2nd presidential election, Aleksander Kwaniewski defeats Lech Walesa (51%-49%)
June - 8th National Congress of Delegates of NSZZ Solidarity decides to participate in the parliamentary elections within the framework of the coalition of the Electoral Action of Solidarity (AWS) based on Solidarity's program
dates & description based on information supplied by NSZZ SOLIDARNOSC, Gdansk, Poland

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