CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal strike, breakdown in talks and discussions at White House about growing coal shortage reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) Mtg. of Labor Secretary Marshall and President Carter with other administration officials with regard to options left in coal strike; these listed. Comments of West Virginia Governor Jay Rockefeller, on CBS program "Face the Nation", reported; film shown. [ROCKEFELLER - states that getting coal produced is most important and radical steps like declaring national emergency or seizing mines won't do that, only negotiated settlement will.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's appearance on NBC noted; film shown. [MILLER - thinks invocation of Taft-Hartley would bring violence.] Departure from Washington, DC by some coal company negotiators and attitude of union bargaining council cited. [Council member Eddie STURGILL - sees no settlement soon; could be mos. Notes miners in own home district are willing to stay out as long as it takes to get good contract.] Admin. officials' announcements that briefings for congmen. to soon begin reported.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) Miners' call for unity among their ranks noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Cannelton Creek, West Virginia) West Virginia miners' meeting in which they call for end to unauthorized actions and speeches by other miners detailed. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) member Red FORBES - says time has come to settle down and straighten people in this dist. out.] Lack of criticism of Miller and request that political differences be put aside noted. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) member Bob PHELAN - says if they fall, it will be together, but if they stick together, they won't fall.] [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) locally president David FORMS, Junior - calls for miners to stick together. Says worst will come if federal government takes over mines.]
REPORTER: David Dick
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