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Coal Strike Developments #256589

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1978
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) preparations to inform rank and file members of details of tentative contract stated. Labor Secretary Marshall's statement with regard to government role in informing miners reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Marshall's appearance on "Face the Nation" noted; his remarks about UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) mbrs.' rejection of earlier agreement with Pittsburgh and Midway in connection with overall settlement chances mentioned. Film shown. [MARSHALL - thinks overall agreement will be ratified. Cites reasons and differences in overall and P&M agreements.] President Carter's statement concerning action if miners don't ratify contract, confirming previous intention to invoke Taft-Hartley Act and request federal takeover of mines, reported.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Necessity for coal companies to ratify contract and lack of unanimous approval among them stated.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Kanawha Cnty., West Virginia) Report on objections of 5 coal company assns. in West Virginia and Virginia to contract and plans to vote against it when it comes before BCOA. [Kanawha Coal Operators Association executive secretary Quin MORTON - cites association's objections to contract.] Operators' concerns over contract provisions on wildcat strike issue detailed. [MORTON - thinks reference to striking mines now in contract won't be effective.] Morton's attitude with regard to White House pressure on BCOA described.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) President Carter's attendance at DC's First Baptist Church service, pastor's prayer for contract ratification and Carter's stated view that there's good chance for ratification reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Hall, Bruce;
Serafin, Barry

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