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Coal Strike Developments / Media Campaign #256773

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 01, 1978
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(Studio) Labor Secretary Ray Marshall's optimism concerning ratification of coal contract, and preparations by administration to take action if it's not, reported West Virginia power company supply cut delay noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Madison, West Virginia) Report on UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) campaign to sell contract to members television ad shown. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - intros.self.] Discussion of contract by miners in West Virginia district 17 cited as example of situation. [Dist. VP Cecil ROBERTS - wouldn't want responsibility of telling miners to stay out, if Taft-Hartley invoked or mines seized.] [Local UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) VP Bolts WILLIS - says ea. miner must look closely at contract before voting.] Miller's prediction of contract ratification noted. REPORTER: Ed Rabel

(Studio) President Carter's signature last month of bill to tax coal to fund black lung benefits for miners and Congress action in bill to make benefits easier to get reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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