Wow. As someone who grew up pro union and Polish, this is really lovely news:
In a remarkable expression of international solidarity among working men and women, the president of Solidarnosc (“Solidarity”) – the Polish trade union whose determination and courage led to the fall of the Iron Curtain – has written an open letter in support of the public employees of Wisconsin.
Piotr Duda, president of Solidarnosc, said the 700,000 members of the Polish union wished “to express our solidarity and support for your struggle against the recent assault on trade unions and trade union rights unleashed by Governor Scott Walker.”
The letter is printed as a full-page advertisement (pdf) in today’s issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
How great is that? That, plus the news that the police are now sleeping in the capital building with the protesters: gorgeous.
* Yes, I know I’ve left off the correct accents. WordPress seems to be translating them. This is the closest I could get to the Polish spelling.