Poland: The Government Gets Tough

A perilous new round of labor confrontations

"There is no room in Poland today for two separate power centers, thundered Party Boss Stanislaw Kania. Added Politburo Member Kazimierz Barcikowski: "Some extremists look for success not in trade union work but in maintaining a permanent pressure on state authorities. These are very dangerous tactics." Those words were spoken last week at a meeting of regional Communist Party leaders in Warsaw. They appeared to signal the start of a hardening line to ward Solidarity, Poland's federation of independent trade unions, as the government and workers engaged in...

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