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Coal Strike Developments #53316

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1978
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(Studio) Carter administration plans to go to court on Thursday to request Taft-Hartley back-to-work order against coal miners noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Taft-Hartley task force mtgs. with both UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) and coal company officials and attitudes of both sides reported UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president Arnold Miller's prediction that miners won't return noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Report on appearance of union and company representatives before Taft-Hartley board. [Board chairperson John GENTRY - has concluded that there exists a bargaining impasse.] [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) Vice President Sam CHURCH - doesn't know what miners' reaction will be, but they haven't accepted it well in past.] [Miner Mickey MESSER - calls Taft-Hartley a slave law and says he won't work under it.] Contd. possibility that government will seize mines noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) White House official's earlier statement that administration would not seize mines and spokesperson Jody Powell's announcement today that this is still possible examined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Coverage of Carter news conference on Thursday noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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