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Coal Strike / Negotiations #497710

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Electric companies' reports that they are nearing end of coal supplies, due to continued coal strike, and President Carter s request to negotiators for quick settlement reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's telephone call from Carter requesting delay of bargaining council meeting and concern that council might do something to prevent continued negotiations because of dissent within ranks noted. Rptd. near agreement on some issues and secretiveness with regard to present talks cited.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Report on strike violence in Oakland, Alabama, and effect of strike on small community.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beckley, West Virginia) Details given of effect of strike on miners and business in Beckley, West Virginia, since mine in Raleigh Cnty. is closed. [Miner Jack BRAGG - would like to stay out to get what they want.] [Merchant Bill BARNARD - cites effect of strike on business] [Chamber of Commerce director Robert McKEAND - thinks miners ready to go back to work so they can start buying again. Thinks smaller merchants will be hurt in another 30 days.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Brinkley, David;
Hunt, Richard;
Rowan, Ford

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