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Coal Ind. / Strike Negotiations and Effects #497465

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 1978
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(Studio) Coal operators' initial rejection of President Carter's invitation to come to White House for negotiations and later change in decision noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Update on recent developments in coal strike negotiations. Operators' letter quoted. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall's part in getting talks going again stated.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Report on miners' protest in Charleston, West Virginia.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Charleston, West Virginia) [MAN - sings about strike.] Report on miners' attitude on strike and return to work, even if President Carter invokes Taft-Hartley Act. [MINERS - won't go back without contract and Taft-Hartley invocation won't work.] Previous instances of miners ignoring Taft-Hartley order noted.

(Studio) Scattered violence during strike and attempts by union miners in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and IN to stop movement of nonunion coal reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hanging Rock, Ohio) Conditions in Kentucky and south Ohio in attempts to move nonunion coal and union miners attempts to halt it reported [Picketing MINER - is trying to stop nonunion coal in order to get contract.] Miners' comments that federal troops or National Guard escort of coal mvts. will bring more violence cited.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Central IN) Report on movement of coal from one power plant to another in IN. Blame by truckers, mostly Teamsters, on miners for nails in road leading to flat tires noted. [Miner Dale KRIEG - says truckers won't be allowed to haul coal off union property.]
REPORTER: Al Johnson

(Studio) White House announcement of meeting there of govs. of states most affected by strike noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Johnson, Al;
Kur, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith

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