ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. coal crisis reported with Midwest states running short and no end in sight for coal strike reported Labor Secretary Marshall's mtgs. with mine operators and union officials with regard to contract deadlock mentioned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(No location given) Report on crisis situation of stkpiles. of coal in IN, Ohio West Virginia, Pennsylvania and west Virginia.
REPORTER: Stephanie Levinson
(Indianapolis, IN) Conditions in IN relationship to coal shortage described. [Governor's energy adviser William WATT - announces state public service commission's order with regard to curtailment of power.] Effects of commission's order detailed.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
(DC) Report on troubles in getting coal contract agreement, not only between miners and operators but within UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) itself. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - says bargaining council is upset over last year's elections and has negative attitude toward him, but that council is only being detrimental to union mbrship.] [Council member Don. LAWLEY - calls Miller's statement hogwash.] Miners' objections to contract listed. Control over union wielded by John L. Lewis noted; films shown. Degree of controversy over Miller cited.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
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