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UMW Shutdown / West Virginia #478354

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1974
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) stops work in all soft coal mines for week Memorial to all killed in mine accidents or by mine-related diseases.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Olarksville, West Virginia) 1200 mines in 22 states closed. To cost United States 8 million tons of coal and reduce industry stockpiles. Shutdown applies pressure in E. Kentucky where union tries to organization mine that resists unionization.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

(Fairmont, West Virginia) Memorial service held for miners. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) Vice President Michael TROBVIOH says slaughter of coal miners not in national interest with regard to request not to shutdown.]
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack
Duration:
00:02:00

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