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Coal Strike Developments #497551

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1978
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(Studio) Tentative settlement reached between UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and independent coal company reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Announcement of tentative settlement, at Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service headquarters, and details reported [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) official Thomas GASTON - cites union committee 's request that UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Miller convene full bargaining council for consideration of agreement.] [MILLER - says agreement is best bargaining team could get.] Statement about production of coal at Madisonville, Kentucky, mine of Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mining Company, by company officials, reported Possibility of rest of coal operators following Pittsburgh Midway example noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Miners' use of violence to stop shipments of nonunion coal reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hanging Rock, Ohio) South Ohio miners' attempts to stop coal shipments described, include violence at Superior R. Coal Company [Office worker Melissa BAIRD - describes miners' treatment of her.]

(Studio) Labor Secretary Ray Marshall's talks with congmen. detailed. AFL-CIO pres. George Meany's statement with regard to his actions in coal strike, if he were President of US, reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Terre Haute, IN) Report on power cutbacks and their effect on city of Terre Haute, IN. [Chamber of Commerce director Larry LIDSTER - cites probable future industry problems.]
REPORTER: Al Johnson

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

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