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Coal Strike Developments #52692

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1978
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(Studio) Small coal company's tentative agreement with some striking miners noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) White House promise of action in coal strike and possibilities for such action reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Labor Secretary Ray Marshall's talks with congmen. concerning possible government seizure of mines, requiring congress approval, noted. Support for this move from representatives and senators, among them Senator Harrison Williams, stated. [MARSHALL - would like for ptys. to reach own solution, but there's no time to wait if impasse conts. Some options might require legislature] Possibility of Marshall drawing up contract mentioned. [WILLIAMS - says this would give ptys. something to consider that both sides might agree to.] Details of tentative agreement between miners and Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mining Company, centered mainly in Kentucky, given.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) AFL-CIO president George Meany's statement concerning own actions in coal strike, if he were United States President, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Peru, IN) Mandatory power cuts in IN noted; effect on city of Peru described. Voluntary layoffs at A.G.P. Corp., plastics plant in Peru, IN, cited. [Union president Jim BUTLER - outlines voluntary layoff plan.] [WOMEN - cite feelings with regard to coal strike; one thinks President Carter should invoke Taft-Hartley.]

(Studio) Upcoming comment on strike noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walters, Barbara;
Watts, Ken

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