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Coal Strike Developments #52988

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Coal operators' and union representatives' tentative agreement on another contract reported; must be ratified by miners.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details listed with regard to changes in proposed contract from that recently rejected by miners. [Coal operators negotiator Nicholas CAMICIN - reports tentative agreement.] [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold MILLER - thinks rank and file will accept contract.] Beginning of ratification and persuasion processes noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Report on early reaction of miners to proposal.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Charleston, West Virginia) Reaction of officials at UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) district 17 headquarters noted. [WOMAN - thinks miners have hit bottom, can go nowhere but up and so won't go back till they get what they want.] West Virginia state officials' reaction reported [MAN - says miners are independent and will look at contract closely, while rest of public hopes for ratification.]
REPORTER: Richard Mayk

(Studio) Is noted that tentative agreement doesn't affect Taft-Hartley law still in effect and still being ignored by most miners. White House comment with regard to President Carter's reaction to settlement stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gibson, Charles;
Mayk, Richard;
Reynolds, Frank

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