CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1978
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(Studio) Resumption of negotiations on coal strike between union and operators' representatives noted; UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Arnold Miller's statement given. Mix-up in Washington, DC in getting Taft-Hartley orders served on union officials mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) United States Marshal service airlift of injunction papers to sites in Appalachian coal region and failure of Justice Department to include summonses with pkgs. detailed.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(Charleston, West Virginia) Presentation of food to West Virginia miners from striking Georgia farmers noted. [Union district Vice President Cecil ROBERTS - notes halt to food stamps and welfare for miners not returning under Taft-Hartley; says food will come in handy.] Desire of some miners to return because of economy and legal Problems cited. [Miner Bill BOWYER - says there will probably be shots fired and he doesn't want to go back, but has family to support and can't rebel against government]
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
(DC) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) international executive board meeting in Washington, DC reported; votes on instructions to union leaders to obey Taft-Hartley and on surprise motion to give vote of confidence to union President Arnold Miller and other officers detailed.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) Report on California court's decision as voiding-the regulation halting food stamps for strikers reported; Agriculture Secretary Bergland's comments quoted. Cutbacks in employees and operations by United States Steel and Bethlehem Steel due to strike reported Films shown. Layoffs at United States Steel's Gary, IN, plant noted. Aid to miners from United Steel Workers of America and AFL-CIO described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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