Robotnik, the newspaper of the Polish Social-Democratic Party PPS, focused on the Spanish Civil War in July and August 1936. The Polish socialists were going strong. They signed a non-aggression-treaty with the communists, and they worked closely with the Peasants Party and the Jewish Workers Party, the Bund, as well. The PPS played a leading role in the many strikes that occurred in 1936. Together with the Bund the PPS attained a majority position after municipal elections in Lodz.