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Coal Miner's Strike #444336

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 1969
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(Studio) Coal miners' strike grows in on push compensation legislature through. Est. 7,000 oft job.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Kellys Creek, West Virginia) 40 mines shut down. Compensation wanted for workers with black lung disease.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Charleston, West Virginia) Bills tied up in West Virginia legislature Grim displays at capital set up by miners. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) not helping. [Miner Joe MALAY - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) told us their hands were tied. Don't have any help.] [Legis. J.E. WATSON - says legislature not done by force. Strikers hurt their own program.] Demonstration planned next week
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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