Alina Pienkowska



Age: 50


Summary: Polish legendary labor activist who single-handedly prevented the Gdansk Shipyard strike from ending when she grabbed a loudspeaker as workers started returning to their jobs and made a passionate speech which prolonged the strike long enough for the workers to get their basic demands.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: January 12, 1952


Died: October 17, 2002


Location: Gdansk, Poland