Solidarność [sɔlidarnɔɕt͡ɕ] / I (Polish: „Solidarity“, official name NSZZ „Solidarność“,
Polish Niezależny Samorządny Związek Zawodowy „Solidarność“
[ɲezalɛʐnɨ samɔːʐɔndnɨ zvjɔzɛk zavɔːdɔvɨ sɔlidarnɔɕt͡ɕ];
German Independent Self-governing Trade Union Confederation „Solidarity“) is the name of one Polish union, which emerged from a strike movement in 1980, and contributed decisively to the political change in 1989.
It represents the most successful independent free trade union in the former Eastern bloc.
Solidarność is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
In the membership list of the ITUC the membership is given as 557.749 (as of November 2017).