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West Virginia / Miners' Strike #302021

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Lobata, West Virginia) Violence in Mingo County, West Virginia, coal miners' strike and strikers' change to nonviolent tactics examined; county's history of violence during formation of unions in 1920s-30s recalled. [PEOPLE - remain committed to unions.] [Striker Gary HARPER - explains change in strike tactics.] [STRIKER - accuses A.T. Massey Corporation of union busting.] Union's demands outlined. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Richard TRUMKA - accuses Massey of avoiding accountability.] [Massey spokesperson Bill BLANKENSHIP - feels `issue is landmark situation; explains.] [Prof. John DAVID - notes miners' lack of alternative.]
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour

Gilmour, Sandy;
Schieffer, Bob

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