NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Coal shortages in several areas and apparent failure to end coal miners strike noted. Miners' protest at Washington, DC headquarters reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Miners' protest and objections to contract detailed. [MAN - says contract takes everything away from them.] [2nd MAN - states miners don't like contract.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's telephone call saying he won't come to bargaining council meeting reported [West Virginia union official Don NUNLEY - tells miners of Miller's statement with regard to council vote on contract and own resignation.] Council's unofficial vote against contract noted. Future for contract, strike and coal shortages outlined.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Report on coal shortages in country
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details outlined with regard to degree of shortages in several spots, include IN, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and MD. Supplies left in Pittsburgh, Dickerson, MD, Allegheny Power System that serves Appalachia, Indianapolis and other sites noted and effects cited. Request of Ohio and IN govs. that President Carter invoke Taft-Hartley Act and consequences of such action to President stated. Labor Department's statement with regard to Taft-Hartley given. Possible Energy Department action noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
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