NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 27, 1978
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(Studio) Coal contract wage increases reported to be more than President Carter has proposed in anti-inflation guidelines. White House statement that contract shouldn't be taken as model for other independents' contracts stated. REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Union efforts to get contract passed when vote comes up detailed. Concerns with regard to inflation of consumer index prices noted. Dist. leaders meeting in DC, to have terms explained to them and in turn go to dists. to explain them to miners, noted. Dist. leaders' reactions to contract cited. [Illinois district 12 leader John HENRY - says miners want to look over contract carefully, then make up minds.] [Ohio-West Virginia district 6 leader James RUSSELL - doesn't believe miners in district 6 will ratify contract in present form.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine (WRTV-TV tape, Indianapolis)
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