ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1974
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(Studio) Coal miners in 22 states begin 5-day work stoppage. Soft coal spokesperson says action designed to strengthen position of UMW, whose contract expires in November Miners say that isn't the reason.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Harlan, Kentucky) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) has been striking for year at Brookside and other mines. Hope 5-day layoff will call attention to violence perpetrated upon UMW sympathizers. [Miner Tommy FURGESON - tells of shots being fired at house during night.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid
(Fairmont, West Virginia) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) observance for 78 miners who died in 1968 Farmington,West Virginia, disaster. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) Vice President Mike TROBVICH - says we'll win Harlan fight, We'll organization all nonunion mines.]
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