CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1978
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(Studio) Planned resumption of halted coal strike talks noted. Other dvts. detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) bargaining cncl.'s approval of agreement with Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Company and Carter administration urging to miners and to BCOA to use it as basis for further negotiations reported Pressure on BCOA to accept this noted. President Carter's mtgs. with congress leaders, who give him their support, mentioned. [Representative Thomas FOLEY - cites hopes that P&M settlement can be used as possible basis for agreement.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says lines of P&M settlement are logical for general settlement.] Further problems for UMW, over medical costs, reported Kentucky miners' petition for resignation of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Miller noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Columbus, Ohio) Report on miners' violence in southe. Ohio. [MAN - says strikers had no sense, were just out to destroy property.] Strikers' march on state capitol cited; statement by Governor James Rhodes, with regard to use of P&M contract as basis for general agreement outlined. [Miner Bubba HOWARD - says proposal is worthless and miners will stay out till they get UMW contract.] [Miner Larry HARPER - says union won't bargain for independent contracts.] Mvt. of nonunion coal in Ohio described. [Coal mine Vice President Ray STORTS - is here to request protection for mines.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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