NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1978
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(Studio) Confidence expressed by President Carter and Labor Secretary Marshall concerning UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) members ` ratification of coal settlement reached on Friday reported Miners' rejection of similar agreement with one company noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Miners rejection of contract with Pittsburgh and Midway detailed; company has mines in Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas. Prospects for ratification of national contract, in light of P&M vote, outlined. President Carter's statement noted. [CARTER - thinks there's good chance for ratification.] [Secretary MARSHALL - thinks it would be counterproductive for administration to campaign with miners for contract.] Details outlined about upcoming procedure for vote on contract.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Effect of strike on miners noted; UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) aid to striking West Virginia coal miners cited.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Cannelton Creek, West Virginia) Details of financial and material aid brought from Michigan UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) members to West Virginia UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) members given. Reception in Cannelton Creek, West Virginia, cited as example [UAW spokesperson Frank REYNOLDS - says auto workers here to show support and solidarity.] [Miners' official Cecil ROBERTS - expresses appreciation to UAW.] Miners' attitude toward contract agreement and any White House attempt to force them back to work noted.
REPORTER: Bob Kur
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