CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1978
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(Studio) Prolongation of coal strike noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) Small crowd at UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) headqtrs. where bargaining council met re: contract announced by Arnold Miller. [MILLER - states council rejected contract.] Vote results noted; union demands noted. Reticence of bargaining council cited. [Don LAWLEY - notes government doesn't mine coal.] Calls for Miller's resignation and for regional negotiations cited as exs. of union disunity; coal miners' militancy noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Cedar Grove, West Virginia) [Terry HENDERSON - notes refusal to cross picket lines.] Film shown. Report highlights union demands with regard to wildcat strikes. Difficulty in getting contract accepted discussed; details given. Miner's objections noted. Details of rejected contract listed. [David FORMS - states opinion of Arnold Miller; dissatisfaction with Miller as chief negotiator noted.] Miner's attitude towards Miller cited.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
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