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Coal Strike Developments #498173

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 05, 1978
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(Studio) Coal miners' rejection of contract noted; votes continue to be counted at Mayflower Hotel in DC. President Carter's refusal to talk to reporters at White House, upon return from Camp David, reported Strategy planning by Carter aides and Vice President Mondale cited. Likelihood of Carter's invoking Taft-Hartley Act and challenge this will get from miners detailed.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Rhonda, West Virginia) Voting in Chesapeake and Marmet, West Virginia, described. [MAN - announces defeat of contract in Chesapeake.] [Marmet miner Bill LANG - doesn't think they'll go back under Taft-Hartley.] Attitude of Harry Jenkins and wife noted. [Mrs. JENKINS - says bills mount up, but collectors will just have to wait.] [JENKINS - won't go back to work under Taft-Hartley.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Ernest, Pennsylvania) Report on voting in Ernest, Pennsylvania, and attitude of miners-here re: UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller. [MEN - cite feelings with regard to Miller and Possibility that President Carter will order Taft-Hartley invoked.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Anchor asks reporter at Mayflower Hotel about Taft-Hartley law and how it works.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Taft-Hartley actions detailed.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) White House reporter is asked if workable solution can be found.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Whether or not this is defeat for administration depends on miners' response to Taft-Hartley order. Details of reasons for President's delayed action noted.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Anchor asks what will happen if miners do same as when Truman invoked Taft-Hartley.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Describes possibilities of future in strike; mentions Justice Department official's presence at mtgs. today.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) White House economy adviser Charles Schultze's comments with regard to job layoffs as result of power cuts from coal strike given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Reporter(s):
Hager, Robert;
Jamieson, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith;
Savitch, Jessica
Duration:
00:07:30

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