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Coal Ind. Developments #53171

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1978
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(Studio) Return of most coal miners to work after end to strike reported Picketing by some mine construction workers and possible settlement of their contract tonight noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cannelton, West Virginia) Report on miners' return to work and occasional picketing by construction workers keeping some miners off job.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(DC) Formation and growth of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) outlined. Films shown; presidencies of John L. Lewis and W.A. Boyle and reform movement begun by Joseph Yablonski and inherited by Arnold Miller examined. Miller's gaining of control of UMW and conflict within union with regard to his ability to lead noted. [MINERS - cite opinions with regard to Miller and conflict in union.] Contrasts in leadership and in personalities described. [LEWIS - states opinion of Taft-Hartley Act.] [MILLER - states position on Taft-Hartley.] Calls for Miller's resignation mentioned. [MILLER - won't resign.] Thriving of coal industry under President Carter's energy plan noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:50

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