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Coal Miners' Strike #484590

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 1975
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(Studio) 2/3 of soft coal miners on strike for 3 weeks
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Charleston, West Virginia) [MINER - says man must have right to strike.] Miners contracts say disputes to be decided by arbitration; they want right to strike. Coal companies have gone to court 200 times to try and end wildcat strikes. Federal Judge K. K. Hall levies $500,000 fine against UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) for feeble tries to get miners back to work. Fine won't be imposed if they're back at work by Tuesday Strikers setting up relief ctrs. [Roy BENNETT - fighting courts and companies] [Vivian BENNETT - says will strike until men get their way.]
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Saint Albans, West Virginia) 900 railroad workers laid off due to strike. Appalachian Power Company generating plant burns coal from more expensive barges from non-union Kentucky mines.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

Brokaw, Tom;
Jackson, Mike

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