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(Studio) Wildcat coal miners' strikes grow in Appalachians because earlier wildcat strikes depleted health benefits and such benefits have now been cut for working miners.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Kanawha Valley, West Virginia) Strikes are protest to companies and to UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) leaders, who can't agree on management of union health fund. [Miner Larry WEST - would have to borrow money for hospital bills.] Many are critical of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller, said to be suffering from exhaustion in Washington, DC hospital. Miners plan march on DC. [Miner Burl HOLBROOK - thinks Miller is hiding from problem.] Miners say they fear loss of union now and with it, all they've worked for.
REPORTER: David Dick
- Dick, David;
- Mudd, Roger
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