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Coal Strike Developments #497629

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Apparent break in coal strike, either in agreement or by President Carter taking action to end it, noted. Broadcast of President's speech to nation tonight reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House sources report that Carter will invoke Taft-Hartley Act and ask Congress for permission to seize mines reported Carter's activities of day noted, include mtgs. with top officials of BCOA. [National Steel chairperson George STINSON - refuses comment.] [US Steel chairperson Edgar SPEER - thinks there's pressure on all to get this settled.] [ANAX Coal Company president Roger SONNEMANN - has no reaction now to reports that President may act tonight.] Contd. negotiations between union and coal company representatives noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Pressure on Carter to act also coming from people losing jobs due to lack of coal, noted.

(DC) Bureau of Labor Statistics figs. with regard to layoffs and lost pay listed. Labor Department predictions of worsening situation noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) AFL-CIO president George Meany's statement about President Carter's position in strike quoted. Upcoming report outlined.

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Pettit, Tom

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