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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1972
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(Studio) Wildcat strike in Oak Hill, West Virginia, coal mine over safety has spread to 27 other mines.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oak Hill, West Virginia) Workers refusing to operate what they feel is unsafe equipment, considered as having quit. [Miner, Arlie COLEMAN - says miners notified they'd lose seniority and other benefits.] Most men are back to work under a court order. [President Riverton Coal Company, Joseph McQUADE - accuses factions in the union of capitalizing on the walkout.] Coal company says basic question is seniority, but the strikers say the issue is one of safety in the mines.
REPORTER: Lou Davis

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou
Duration:
00:01:50

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