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Coal Ind. / Contract Vetoed #52572

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1978
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(Studio) Rank and file pressure on UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) bargaining council to veto contract to end strike reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Miners' Protest and council rejection of contract detailed. [Miner Ed SPEARS - cites objections to entire contract.] [Miner Glen WYEINSKI - recalls President Carter's statement that Taft-Hartley Act can't bind coal; thinks this sums it up.] UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's absence from meeting noted; he cites miners' threatened violence as reason. Audio taped played. [MILLER - says collective bargaining can't continue till intimidation ceases.] [MAN - disagrees with Miller; says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president scared.] Details with regard to rejection of contract, need for negotiations to begin again and anti-Miller feeling in union given.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reasoner, Harry;
Gibson, Charles

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