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Coal Strike / Effects #256347

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal strike and contract dispute, coal shortages in industry centers and approach of new winter storm, causing White House to become involved in coal industry negotiations, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter's order to Labor Secretary Marshall to become directly involved in coal industry dispute reported Energy Department's energy emergency center described. [Energy Department spokesperson Barry YAFFE - says government movement of coal is last resort measure and not being contemplated for any time soon.] Controversy surrounding UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller noted. [MILLER - cites views with regard to calls for his resignation and with regard to continue strike.] Outlook for future in negotiations stated.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Econ. effects of prolonged strike on power supply to industry and homes in Midwest noted. Announcements with regard to layoffs by Ford Motors and Chrysler mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kanawha Cnty., West Virginia) Report on effects of strike on West Virginia. Statement by Governor Jay Rockefeller cited. Case of Clinton Pugh, of Hernshaw, West Virginia, cited as ex. of plight of miners on strike. Efforts of wife Lynn and daughter Dianne to work to help pay bills noted. [Lynn PUGH - will lose all they have if strike not settled soon. Says family would be starving if not for food stamps.] Mrs. Pugh's job in Charleston hotel noted. Effects of strike on coal companies also reported [ROCKEFELLER - describes concerns re: other inds. and their dependence on coal for power.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Serafin, Barry

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