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Coal Strike Developments #498039

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 24, 1978
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(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) mbrs.' balloting on new contract proposal noted. President Arnold Miller's statement that it has been approved reported, despite lack of public reports on returns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Miller's meeting with reporters detailed, include reasons for lack of report on figs. to back up statement that contract is being accepted. [MILLER - cites apparent miners' acceptance of contract. Will be back shortly with figs. to prove this. Will not claim ratification at present due to major of votes still being out.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Report on miners' reactions.

(West Virginia) Report on voting in West Virginia, at locals in Marmet and elsewhere. Names of men and Positions on new contract listed. [Local president Charlie BOLINGER - announces outcome of balloting.] [MAN - announce$voting outcome at another local.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Vestaburg, Pennsylvania) Report on miners' reactions to contract in Alledonia, Ohio, and largest west Pennsylvania local. [Pennsylvania local president Don REDMOND - thinks they can get good contract if they stay out.] Area miners' statements that they'll refuse to go back if contract ratified and plans for picket lines by retired miners if agreement passed reported.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Strike's crisis situation facing President Carter and fact that it had less effect on American public than expected stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Present belief of economy experts that there is no true national emergency due to strike detailed. Stkpiles., future of coal prices, costs of strike and settlement examined. Mentioned in report are Edison Electric Institution, gross national product and Detroit economist.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Report on results of NBC News-AP poll of public on questions re: Taft-Hartley Act and Carter's conduct in strike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Hart, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith;
Pettit, Tom

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