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Economy / Layoffs / Coal Strike #29294

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 1974
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(Studio) Coal strike, auto sales slump and federal budget cutting combine to send layoff notices to thousands of workers. Ford Motor Company to cut production at over 1/2 its assembly plants; American Motors to lay off 8000 next month Pentagon announces realignment at 111 of its facilities in US. Because of coal strike, steel industry to lay off 4300 workers next week UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) cncl. leaves Washington, DC after voting to send UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Arnold Miller back to negotiating table with coal contract.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) council Gene MITCHELL - says tentative coal agreement not suitable to rank and file. Discusses needed changes.] Present coal strike to last well into December
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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