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Strikes / Cannery Workers / Coal Miners / West Virginia #489264

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1976
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(Studio) Tentative agreement reached between striking California cannery workers and cannerys. Wildcat coal miners' strike spread to 5 states.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Kanawha City, West Virginia) 400,000 tons coal per day not being mined. Railroad, Chessie System, to lay off 1000 workers by end of week [Coal Operators' Association Ed WILES - notes losses because of strike.] 300 mines closed. Last mo., Cedar Coal Company hired nonunion man to do job requiring union man. Miners walked off jobs; federal court ordered them back. Miners refused. UMW says strike will hurt its members
REPORTER: Eric Burns

Brinkley, David;
Burns, Eric

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