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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1969
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(Studio) Congress passed Mine Safety Bill since Farmington, West Virginia mine disaster. Union revolt to be tested in election.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Loveridge, Kentucky) Career of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President John L. Lewis cited. Lewis's protege, W.A. "Tony" Boyle, became President in 1963.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Madisonville, West Virginia) Union members want to know why district officers apptd., not elected, and why they have no say in contract talks. [MINER - says need a change in union. Boyle's been there long enough.] [2nd MINER - says all we get is promises.] [3rd MINER - says Boyle sold us down the river.] [4th MINER - says time for improvement.] [5th MINER - says Boyle's dynasty has to be brought down.] Joseph Yablonski runs for President against Boyle. Shown campaigning. Yablonski's campaign forces Boyle to campaign in mines. Labor Department report charges Boyle and others in UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) with paying themselves huge amts. and setting up fat retirement funds and expense accounts. [BOYLE - says report is obvious attempt by bureaucrats to break or control UMW.] [YABLONSKI - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) members want to be uplifted. To hell with the Ofrs.] Boyle uses union machinery in campaign. 80,000 pensioners probably support him.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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