CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1978
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(Studio) Preparations for President Carter's request that court order coal miners back to work described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details of appearance before Taft-Hartley board by UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and coal operators representatives given. Statements by some administration officials that mine seizure still possible noted. [Pittson Coal Company chairperson Nick CAMICIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - thinks seizure statement bad because it encourages miners to stay out.] [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, miner Jim NUCCETELLI - says miners will come to Washington, DC to tell Carter and Congress what they think about Taft-Hartley.] [Taft-Hartley board chairperson John GENTRY - cites types of differences remaining, between union and companies and within union.] Efforts of miners from Kentucky and West Virginia to begin mvt. forcing UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Miller to resign noted. Admin. position on mine seizure stated, according to spokesperson Jody Powell.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
(Studio) Revision in coal supply figs. by power companies reported; conservation has caused supply to be larger than first thought. Energy Department report on coal being bought from nonunion mines noted. Some union mines could be back in operation soon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Montcoal, West Virginia) Maintenance on Armco Steel Company mines in Montcoal, West Virginia, by mine foremen and supervisors reported [Mine superintendent Willis ADAMS - says they'll be in full product within 5 days after miners return.] Feeling of miners at Armco mines concerning going back to work cited.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner
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