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Coal Strike #250201

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1977
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(Studio) Impending coal strike and refusal of operators to agree to right to strike over local issues stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Charleston, West Virginia) Washington, DC negotiations noted. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - says operators haven't changed position since October and strike will take effect at midnight.] Previous strikes causing national emergencies and seizing of mines by President Franklin Roosevelt and Truman cited. Film shown. Labor Department's statement with regard to effects of this and inds., like West Virginia's John Amos Power Plant, detailed. Preparations by Bethlehem and United States Steel for strike and UMW's problems listed. [Miner Clue RICHARD - says at bottom line, they'll take what's given.] [Billy WITHEROW - has to look to future rather than just to present, with Christmas coming.] [Johny MITCHELL - thinks they'll just have to get along as best they can.] Earlier comments made by Miller with regard to bargaining cited. [MILLER - thinks miners will be firm in strike despite problems.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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