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Coal Strike #29120

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1974
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(Studio) Coal strike likely to make nation's economy problems worsen. 3/4 coal mines closed; thousands railroad workers who haul coal laid off. Steel industry production drops also. If strike prolonged, other key inds. to be hurt. Negotiations continue in Washington, DC in hopes that strike can be kept short.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(S.W. Pennsylvania) [Miner Bill MERASHOFF - says miners want better fringe benefits and pension.] Most miners seem buoyed about having few days away from mine and don't worry too much about coal contract negotiations. [Miner Ron RUDNISKY - doesn't think strike will last till 1st of year]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Commerce Secretary Fred. Dent orders monitoring of all soft coal exports to prevent drain of United States supplies.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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