Polish Solidarity vs American Unionism

Dr. Charles Baird compares the strike by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) with the Polish trade union Solidarity. He concludes: "To support the goals and actions of Polish Solidarity is merely to support the goals and actions of the American Founding Fathers. To support the goals and actions of PATCO, on the other hand, is to support a retreat from the values of the American Founders. Supporting Solidarity and opposing PATCO is not only logically consistent, it is what anyone who is dedicated to the principles of democracy and limited government must do."