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UMW / New President #48996

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 13, 1977
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(Studio) United Mine Workers choose new president tomorrow.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Eagle Mine #2, Shoneytown, Illinois) In December 1972, Arnold Miller elected UMW pres. Film shown. [In 1972, MILLER - says union belongs to all men.] Tony Boyle former UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president; ran union as his own. Boyle facing 2nd trial for murder of Joseph Yablonski in 1969. Miller's current problems detailed. Harry Patrick running against Miller for president [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) secretary treas PATRICK - believes he can get UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) back on right track.] Lee Roy Patterson also running. Patterson former Boyle boy and that's hurt campaign. [PATTERSON - doesn't want to be crucified for voting for Boyle.] [MILLER - is honest with membership. If mistakes made, they were admitted and corrected.]

Hume, Brit;
Reasoner, Harry

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