NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's order that striking railroad workers return to job, their refusal and federal judge's ruling that they must return reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Details of court proceedings, after Labor Secretary Ray Marshall failed to get ptys. to agree, detailed. Request for protection of striking workers going back to job from punishment by company, made to Judge Aubrey Robinson by Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks attorney John Clark, noted; Robinson's denial reported Unanswered questions remaining in issue listed.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson Unsigned sketches
(Studio) Beginning of strike with BRAC walkout on Norfolk and Western railroad and sympathy strike against other RR's reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(West Virginia) Striker's refusal to obey Carter's orders to end strike noted. [Striker Jim SYKES - says pickets will be pulled down when BRAC president Fred J. Kroll tells them to go back to work.] Issue in strike outlined. [Striker Lowell DORSEY - discusses job security issue.] N&W's operation of some trains during strike reported; derailment near Bluefield, West Virginia, mentioned. N&W claim that brakes on train were released to make it derail stated. Investigation by railroad police and FBI cited.
REPORTER: Jim Scott