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Special / UMW At The Crossroads #494012

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 13, 1977
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(Studio) United Mine Workers to elect new president tomorrow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Munson, West Virginia) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) tearing apart; details. President Carter's energy program, steelworkers and general public to be affected by tomorrow's vote. [Miner H. F. BOWMAN - says union in bad shape; miners lose interest.] [Local union officer John SICKON - thinks UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) leaders should get out of Washington, DC and into coal fields to see what's going on.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller running again. 5 years ago Miller ended corruption that riddled Tony Boyle's tenure as pres. Pictures shown of John L. Lewis, who began dictatorship of UMW. Harry Patrick and Lee Roy Patterson opposing Miller. Elections important because union divided and coal product crucial to nation's energy plan.

Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob

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