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Coal Strike Developments #256483

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1978
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(Studio) Carter administration talks with congmen. about solutions to coal strike noted. Agreement reached by coal company that isn't part of operators' bargaining association reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Usual practice of independent operators of waiting till Bituminous Coal Operators Association reaches agreement with miners and then following that precedent noted. Tentative agreement reached today at Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service headquarters between UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and non-Bituminous Coal Operators Association member Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mining Company reported Details given; is noted that Pittsburgh and Midway is subsidiary of Gulf Oil and operates mines in Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) statement that this proposal must be approved by bargaining council cited. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - says it's best bargaining team could get.] Admin. mtgs. with congress leaders about problem and potential solutions, include invoking Taft-Hartley and national seizure of mines, noted. Labor Secretary Marshall and other administration officials meet at White House; wait for decision on independent agreement cited.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Bal Harbour, Florida) AFL-CIO's winter meeting in Bal Harbour noted. George Meany's statements with regard to coal strike outlined. [MEANY - would seize mines and lay down conditions miners could accept, if he were Carter. States feelings with regard to possibility of Carter's invoking Taft-Hartley.]
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Power cuts by 2 IN power companies due to coal shortage reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Terre Haute, IN) Report on effect of cutbacks in power on city of Terre Haute, IN. Among exs. cited is South Vigo H.S. [Acting principal Noel HANSEN - describes discoveries made about school's ability to save power because of enforced cutback.] [IN energy director William SORRELLS - says residents must either cut energy consumption at home or be without job in couple of weeks Closing of CBS phonograph records plant in Terre Haute for Washington's birthday and plans to reopen on Tuesday with mandatory cutbacks noted. [Terre Haute Mayor William BRIGHTON - anticipates possible no. of layoffs in area in next week]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Seamans, Ike;
Serafin, Barry;
Webster, Don
Duration:
00:06:00

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