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Coal Strike Developments #256627

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on miners' reception of contract.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Handley, West Virginia) Reaction of miners in district 17 given as example of general reaction. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) member Bob BESS - says contract doesn't equalize pensions.] Details of dual pension plan and opposition to it from miners outlined. Vigil of retired miners at bar in Handley, West Virginia, as vote on contract nears described. Case of retired miner Charles Hudnall cited. [HUDNALL - says more lost on this contract than gained in 20 years under John L. Lewis and Tony Boyle.] [Retired miner Harry SKAGGS - says they've been let down and robbed of what they fought for.] [HUDNALL - notes retirees' plans to picket if contract ratified. Thinks there are enough retired miners to stop mine operations.] [Retired miner's wife Kathryn McCOY - says older men will be out to stop younger ones from working and she'll be with them.]

(Studio) Upcoming miners' vote noted. Contd. effects of strike due to weather and forced power cuts reported; power cut in Pennsylvania and planned cut in West Virginia mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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