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Strikes / Cannery Workers / Coal Miners / West Virginia #44576

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1976
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(Studio) Tentative settlement reached in California cannery strike. President California Processors Incorporated, John Scaloni, notes settlement of strike. President Ford urged workers to return to work quickly. Wildcat coal strike in West Virginia spreads to Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(West Virginia) Dispute began at Cedar Coal Company Miners didn't like arbitrator's decision; union took case to court and lost. Company won back-to-work order and judge fined union $50,000. Strikers threaten to shut down all mines to stop companies from using courts to settle labor disputes. [President Coal Operators' Association Joseph BRENNAN - says unfortunate that federal courts must be used.] Dissidents afraid of retribution. [MINER - says wants agreement from BCOA saying they'll stop taking disputes to court] Impasse reached.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Arnold Miller orders strikers back to work.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

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