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Coal Ind. Black Lung Bill Strike Developments #52931

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 01, 1978
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(DC) President Carter's signature of bill on black lung benefits reported; film shown. Upcoming coal miners' vote on proposed contract noted. Labor Secretary Marshall's reported plans to force miners back to work if contract not ratified mentioned. Report on media campaign underway to convince miners to approve contract.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cabin Creek, West Virginia) Details of radio and television campaign to sell contract to miners given. Radio and television ads played. [IN UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) member Wilbert KILLION - cites support for contract.] Miners' reactions to contract and media campaign reported [Miner Benito ARAGUO - cites feelings about contract.] [Miner Kenneth RUSSELL - would rather work under old contract.] [Miner A.J. COLEY - feels miners need to and should be working.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reynolds, Frank

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