Poland: Furor over a Five-Day Week

Solidarity defies the regime on the "Saturday issue "

In an effort to avert a collision with the government and stave off a possible Soviet military invasion, Lech Walesa, the leader of Poland's independent Solidarity unions, had called for a moratorium on strikes until mid-January. But last week, after scarcely more than a month of relative peace, the labor front heated up again. Renewed protests and strike threats showed that the union leadership is still unable to impose a uniform discipline on the vast and restive labor movement.

In the most ominous dispute, Solidarity's national commission passed a defiant resolution calling...

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