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Coal Strike / Carter / Negotiations and Effects #497503

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal strike negotiations noted. Participation of President Carter and Secretary of Labor Marshall in talks mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Ind. officials' secret meeting with Marshall at White House and their presentation of terms for new contract detailed. Problems in negotiations because of union dissension and opposition to UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller noted. Reporter estimates time before settlement reached.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) President Carter's remarks with regard to coal strike, its effects and efforts to get settlement, made at news conference in Cranston, Rhode Island, quoted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Rhode Island) [CARTER - lists things dependent upon success of coal talks. Doesn't think country can last another week with continued strike. Says all involved would like to avoid invocation of Taft-Hartley Act.] Talk among some White House aides about upcoming developments in strike noted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Reports on effects of strike.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Marietta, Ohio) Conditions at Union Carbide metal plant in Marietta, Ohio, described; layoffs noted. [Russ HALL - thinks Carter is in difficult situation.] [Tom MAYNE - says this is getting to be almost yearly occurrence with coal miners.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Elwood, IN) Layoffs at Chrysler plant in Kokomo, IN, reported [Bruce STARKS - says situation is ridiculous for anyone who has to work to bring home money.]
REPORTER: Al Johnson

Brinkley, David;
Jamieson, Bob;
Johnson, Al;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith

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