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Coal Ind. / Strike Developments / Black Lung Legis. #497802

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 01, 1978
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(Studio) Labor Secretary Marshall's statement that administration ready to proceed with invoking Taft-Hartley Act and seizure of mines if coal miners don't ratify contract by Monday reported Union officials' efforts to sell contract to miners noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Madison, West Virginia) Union radio and television commercials urging ratification of contract mentioned; television ad played. Union officials' mtgs. with miners from local groups detailed; largest is in Madison, West Virginia. [Dist. president Jack PARRY - says if not for White House intervention, coal companies would have held out for own demands from now on.] [MINERS - cite reactions to contract.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) President Carter's signature of bill easing collection of black lung benefits for miners and taxing coal to pay for benefits reported Film shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

[Intermittent video trouble throughout broadcast.]

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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