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Coal Ind. / Contract Failure / Black Lung Payments Bill #256316

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Failure of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) leaders and members to agree to contract tentatively reached and meeting among members of President Carter's cabinet on alternatives for power companies with coal shortages noted. Carter's possible reconsideration of opposition to invoking Taft-Hartley Act cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Miners' gathering at Washington, DC headquarters to protest contract reported [Miner Dan MORRIS - is there to talk to UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Miller and to tell bargaining council miners don't want contract.] [Jim SHIFLETT - says contract is for companies, not men.] [Bill CUNNINGHAM - thinks 1974 agreement is better than this contract.] Miners' reaction to Miller's negotiations and refusal to come to headquarters noted. [MAN - thinks Miller should come to headquarters] [Dave RICER - thinks it insults miners that Miller would give contract to them and think they'd sign it.] [Joe HOSKINS - says miners Put lives in danger and get nothing from contract.] Council's unofficial action in rejecting contract noted. Miller's reaction to demonstration by miners given. [MILLER - won't call council meeting under conditions of fear and intimidation. Won't resign.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Coal shortage situation in Midwest and Appalachian states, among then IN, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Indianapolis, IN) Degree of shortage in IN and possible consequences detailed. [IN energy director William SORRELS - cites degree of crisis situation in state.] Last year's natural gas shortage noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) President Carter's signature of bill to tax coal product to fund black lung Payments detailed.

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry;
Webster, Don

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