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On this day in 1980, representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk.

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On this day in 1980, representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk. Former electrician Lech Walesa led the striking workers, who went on to form Solidarity, the first independent labor union to develop in a Soviet bloc nation.

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