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ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1969
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) members vote Tuesday to see if President W.A. "Tony" Boyle retains leadership Report on government memo's effects.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [BOYLE - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) resent government interference.] Labor Department memo. charges UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) leaders with intimidation and fraud. [BOYLE - says they're allegations by government It's persecution.] Joseph Yablonski campaigns for Boyle's job. [YABLONSKI - talks of mismanagement of funds.] Representative Ken Heckler and Consumer Advocate, Ralph Nader, call for UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) investigation by Congress [HECKLER - hopes Boyle resigns.] [NADER - says Coal Company representatives want Boyle to win because he's in collusion with them.] Nader and Yablonski unsuccessfully try to get Federal monitors for election. [BOYLE - feels unfortunate Labor Department taking sides.] [YABLONSKI - says coal miners want to be treated like other industry workers.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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