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Coal Strike Developments #256539

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal strike, breakdown in talks and administration efforts to get settlement before resorting to legal force noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Carter's statements about negotiating situation and plans for government action in strike reported Questions to President after his attendance at William Webster's swearing-in ceremony as FBI director noted. [CARTER - says time sequence depends on today's events; hasn't given up on negotiated settlement.] Carter's mtgs. with Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky Govs. Shapp, Rockefeller and Carroll, respectively, mentioned. [ROCKEFELLER - is convinced President will act if situation not resolved by wkend. Says way for this to be done is for BCOA to agree to contract.] Congress major and minority leaders' meeting with President noted, include possibility of invoking Taft-Hartley. [Senator Howard BAKER - notes debate in Senate on Canal treaty and suggests trouble if coal strike legislature was sent to Congress now.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Problems posed by government choices if negotiated settlement not reached noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Analysis of administration alternatives. Labor Secretary Marshal's elimination of consideration of binding arbitration mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:20

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