A haven for stability solid Arno was the trade union Solidarnosc in Poland? has long been a term in Poland. Today we discovered this term, which formerly stood for freedom and democracy mainly in the major cities such as Warsaw and Gdansk. Who rents an apartment in Warsaw, will notice casually often this term. Now whether a road award or confectionery. Here is the term more often to notice, but the former movement has lost much of its momentum. One might even say solid Arno? lost significantly in importance.
Heyday was in the 1980s and 1990s the former Trade Union with the word of solidarity in 1980 in Poland. At the time when it came to massive strike movement in the still-Socialist Poland. Many citizens left your apartments in Warsaw and took part in the strikes. According to own statements have solid Arno? significantly involved at the political turnaround in 1989. Officially, she was at the time as the most successful free trade union in Eastern Europe.
Today estimates you membership to the 500,000. Many residents in their apartments in Warsaw have long since pulled back. At that time, the Union was supported mainly by dissident intellectuals. Names such as Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Adam Michnik and Anna Walentynowicz are here to name a few. The trigger for the strike was just the tip of the iceberg. A price increase on July 1, 1980, changed everything and then leads to the worst strike for a long time. Although limited to these first locally on Gdask were to feel the ramifications in Warsaw. At that time was the leader Lech Wa?SA. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger shines more light on the discussion. Although the strike was ended again after 2 days, it however, the today’s solid Arno formed finally. At peak times, the Union had nearly 9.5 million members. But those days are long gone. Young Poland see Poland many more according to a new survey can come up with solid Arno no meaning? no longer identify. Remains particularly, not to mention that the Union while in the Socialist Poland had their seat. But very different rules and principles prevail in the present capitalist Poland. Especially young people who today live in the modern apartments in Warsaw, but know the term but hardly the meaning. 52 Percent even specify no longer with solid Arno? to feel connected. Solid Arno? remains always in connection with the Communist times, has never really find its place in the new Poland. So, the name remains only an attraction by many in Warsaw. Tourists who come to the capital of Poland and spend their nights in the apartments in Warsaw, be able to read occasionally the words of the Trade Union on the day.