NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's use of powers under railroad Labor Act to order striking RR workers back to jobs noted. Uncertainty about reaction from railroad clerks union reported Effects of strike stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details about unsuccessful negotiations between union and Norfolk and Western railroad given. [Labor Secretary Ray MARSHALL - reports inability to agree by Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks and N&W. Says National Mediation Board has sent recommendations to President to use railroad Labor Act.] Carter's decision noted announced at news conference in afternoon. [CARTER - has ordered establishment of emergency board to take over negotiations; outlines effects of action. Won't hesitate to go to court to enforce it.] Details of provision under law and certainty about railroad clerks union plans reported.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
(Studio) Effects of strike on various inds., particularly coal mining industry, described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(West Virginia) Coal miners' discussion of railroad strike and its effects on them, at Copley's Mkt. in Crum, West Virginia, noted. [MEN - describe effects of strike.] [Store owner Howard COPLEY - talks about giving credit to customers.]
REPORTER: Jim Scott