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UMW / Kentucky Strike #235870

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1974
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) plans rally at scene of long and bitter strike.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Harlan Cnty., Kentucky) Yr. since strike closed 2 mines owned by Duke Power Company Contract talks stalemated. 3rd mine closed. Workers only get 1/2 usual pay from national union. Bailey's Creek shown. Family shown rents 4 rooms for $10 month Mrs. Denver Wynn gets $140 child support and $140 in food stamps. [Denver WYNN - says he could do handy work if miners went back to work.] [Linda WYNN - says wishes they'd settle it so family wouldn't have to live in dump.] Mary and Ronald Hughes with 7 children pay $10 month for 3 rooms. Mrs. Hughes gets $278 a month in food stamps. Husband does odd jobs for miners; less work while strike on. [Mary HUGHES - says family subsists. Wishes they could get house fixed for winter. Have to send 6 to school without many clothes.]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Sargent, Tony
Duration:
00:04:10

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