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Coal Ind. / Strike Negotiations and Effects #52642

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1978
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(Studio) Mvt. of coal to power plant at Terre Haute, IN, by convoy guarded by police and National Guard reported Film shown. Uncertainty with regard to how long violence can be held off noted. [MINER - says older miners begin to get aroused and younger ones get together. Might be violence.] New efforts in Washington, DC for settlement cited.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Pressure on administration to get strike settled and Labor Secretary Marshall's informal deadline of Friday night for agreement noted. [MARSHALL - states that session will continue as long as needed today.] President Carter's meeting with govs. of affected states mentioned. [CARTER - cites problems already occurring due to strike and need to settle it quickly.] Testimony to House hearing by deputy energy secretary John O'Leary cited. [Representative Clarence BROWN - describes extent of problem in Ohio.] Report from sources close to bargaining talks with regard to coal operators' delay mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Fairmont, West Virginia) Miners' meeting in Fairmont, West Virginia, to sign recall petition for ouster of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller, reported [Miner Charley TARASUK - calls Miller's demand for ratification of contract shame.] [Clem ALLEN - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) will never accept contract such as that proposed.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Report on effect of strike on economy, include world money mkts. United States move to support dollar, and its decline anyway, noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Gibson, Charles;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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