• Short Summary

    NEXT MONTH THE UNITED MINE WORKERS, THE UNION THAT WAS THE VANGUARD OF THE AMERICAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IN THE 1930'S WILL WE ELECT NEW OFFICERS.

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    SHOT OF WEST VIRGINIA TOWN. MINERS ENTERING MINE, GET INTO ELEVATOR DOOR CLOSES. BOYLE AT RECEPTION SHAKING HANDS AND SPEAKING WITH PEOPLE. BOLE ADDRESSES AUDIENCES DERIDING POLL WATCHERS SYAINEEE SAYING THE GOVERNMENT +WENT TO THE SCUM TO GET PEOPLE+ HE SAID ONE WATCHER WAS A HIPPY WITH LON, STRINGY, DIRTY HAIR AND HE STANK. AT MILLER RALLY GUITARIST SINGS SONG AGAINST CORRUPTION +BOYLE YOU'VE BEEN AT THE POEEE TOP TOO LONG, SEE STEALING ALL OUR PAY. AUDIENCE OF YOUNG AND OLDER MINERS APPLAUD. SHOTS OF MILLER AT RALLY PATRICK GOES TO CAR, TAKES OUT GUN AND PUTS IT ???. REPORTER ??? SHOTS OF FEDERAL POLL WATCHER OFFICE, WITH PEOPLE WORKING, FILLING OUT FORMS.




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    JOHN DANCY

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    Background: NEXT MONTH THE UNITED MINE WORKERS, THE UNION THAT WAS THE VANGUARD OF THE AMERICAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IN THE 1930'S WILL WE ELECT NEW OFFICERS. THE ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF 1,000 FEDERAL POLL WATCHERS. THERE ARE 207,000 MEMBERS IN THE UNION. THE LAST ELECTION WAS INVALIDATED BY A FEDERAL COURT. IT WAS IN THAT ELECTION THAT JOCK YABLONSKI RAN AGAINST THE ENTRENCHED FORCES OF W.A. +TONEY+ BOYLE. YABLONSKI LOST THE ELECTION AND LATER HE, HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE MURDERED. MONEY SAID TO HAVE BEEN USED TO FINANCE THE MURDERS WAS TRACED TO A U.M.W. FUND. BOYLE FACES FIVE YEARS IN JAIL FOR CONTRIGEE CONTRIBUTING UNION FUNDS ILLEGALLY TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND THE UMW HAS BEEN CCOEEE CONVICTED OF DEFRAUDING PENSIONERS AND THE WIDOWS OF MINERS. BOYLE IS RUNNING AGAINST YABLONSKI'S SUCCESSOR ARNOLD MILLER. THE CHALLENGERS FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES AT TIMES AND AFTER ONE +SAFE+ RALLY TREASURER CANDIDATE HARRY PATRICK WENT TO HIS CAR AND GOT HIS GUN THAT HE USUALLY CARRIES WITH HIM. ALL THE INSURGENT CANDIDATES CARRY GUNS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. THEY REMEMBER ALL TOO CLEARLY THE DEATHS OF JOCK YABLONSKI AND HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. IT WILL BE A CLOSE RACE. POLLS SHOW MILLER LEADING SLIGHTLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJXTTLN4KU6IO4O0P1HFSQVYP
    Media URN:
    VLVAJXTTLN4KU6IO4O0P1HFSQVYP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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