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Yablonski Investigation #450113

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1970
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(Studio) Joseph Yablonski tried to win election as President of UMW; lost; later Joseph Yablonski, wife and daughter were murdered. Son, Joseph Junior says unless federal government thoroughly investigates election, no one will dare run against entrenched union leadership
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cleveland, Ohio) Grand jury investigating murders indicts Annette Gilly. Mrs. Gilly accused of interfering with rights of union member by force or violence; her father, Silous Huddleston, waits to testify before grand jury. [HUDDLESTON - interviewed.] Union representative for Tennessee - Kentucky area testified today.
REPORTER: Joe Mosbrook

(DC) Joseph Yablonski Junior tells Senator Labor Subcommittee union - terrorism went on during union election. Asks subcommittee for legislature to protect union members from type of intimidation during union election. [Joseph YABLONSKI JR. - reports every rally attended by union officials, who made presence known and scared coal miners away. Tony Boyle utilized every official in UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) association As long as Department of Labor and Justice Department continue to drag feet, nothing will be done. Appalled at terror father lived under after election. Unless government gets to root of corruption and tyranny of UMW, men who supported father won't sleep well.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Tony Boyle had no reaction to charges.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Mosbrook, Joe;
Stern, Carl

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