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Coal Strike Developments #257191

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 1978
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(Studio) Coal miners' apparent rejection of contract noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Details of tabulation of returns in Washington, DC hotel given. [UMW secretary-treas. Bill ESSELSTYN - reports vote totals from union locals rpting. in. Notes apparent failure of contract.] Vote in UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's home district cited. Admin.'s expected decision to invoke Taft-Hartley Act mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(DC) President Carter's return from Camp David to have mtgs. and make decision on next action in strike noted. Statements on situation by spokesperson Jody Powell detailed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Miners' stated feelings about contract, Miller as UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president and Carter's possible use of Taft-Hartley reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Clarington, Ohio) Ohio miners' votes and feelings about government intervention with Taft-Hartley mentioned. [Kenny WAGNILD - won't return to work under Taft-Hartley.] [Jerry BINNI - notes that miners are members of National Guard in this area and problems that could arise if National Guard called out.] [Forrest KENNEY - comments on possible seizure of mines and government attempts to get product going again.] [Union local Vice President Dominick Louisiana RUFFO - describes feelings of his group on use of Taft-Hartley and Carter's possible seizure of mines.] Preparations for power cuts by utilities and state officials noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Kanawha Cnty., West Virginia) Report on miners' rejection of contract. [MINER - calls for "no" vote.] [2nd MINER - says they can stay out as long as it takes.] [Union local president Dewey CHRISTIAN - thinks UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller has lost miners' respect in future.] Incrd. Miller recall attempts noted. [Miner Daniel McNEAL - won't go if ordered back to work under Taft-Hartley.] Mine owners' opposition to government seizure of mines stated. [Union Carbide Mines spokesperson Jerald KOIRO - thinks coal industry would be in limbo until Congress acts, if Taft-Hartley invoked and is ignored by miners.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Report on economic impact of strike on nation
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Potential economic effects if strike not ended soon stated; Energy Secretary Schlesinger's statements on "Face the Nation" noted. Film shown. [SCHLESINGER - cites future unemployment potential as result of power shortage from lack of coal.] Reaction of mayors attending conference in DC reported [Saint Louis Mayor David CONWAY - thinks Carter must move to take control.] [Indianapolis Mayor William HUDNUT - describes situation now as anxiety-ridden and says it will get worse if allowed to continue]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Dean, Morton;
Hall, Bruce;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Serafin, Barry;
Tucker, Lem;
Webster, Don

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