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Coal Strike Developments #257046

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 24, 1978
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) mbrs.' balloting on new contract proposal noted. Indications of approval given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Union refusal to report results of voting and president Arnold Miller's announcement that approval votes hold margin at present noted. [MILLER - cites reasons for refusal to report returns.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Upcoming reports on miners' attitudes toward new proposal outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chesapeake, West Virginia) Approval of contract by miners in Chesapeake, West Virginia, despite request of local president Dave Forms that they vote it down, reported [FORMS - announces local's results. Thinks men just gave up.]
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Norton, Virginia) Report on voting in Virginia. [MAN - reads votes.] Resulting approval of contract and report of outcome to Washington, DC and district headquarters mentioned. [MAN - reports outcome via phone.] [Miner Elmer PHILLIPS - thinks miners got tired and wanted to go to work.] Apparent contract approval in Virginia reported.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Lack of contract for mine construction workers reported; possibility that they'll picket mines, meaning that miners will stay away, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce;
Serafin, Barry;
Teichner, Martha

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