CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Labor Secretary Ray Marshall's call for union and operator representatives in coal strike talks to meet together, after operators' suggestion that both submit to binding arbitration was rejected by miners, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president MILLER - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) not interested in binding arbitration. Thinks operators proposed this because it's good for them, not because it's good for anyone else.] Bargaining council statement in reaction to newest dvts. detailed. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) negotiator Ken. DAWES - blames coal companies for situation as it is now.] Earlier union tentative agreement with independent coal company mentioned. Protests by miners from Kentucky and Tennessee, outside Labor Department, noted. [MINER - says bargaining council is dividing miners.] [Secretary MARSHALL - thinks 2 options left are Taft-Hartley and government seizure of mines.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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