Wrenching Blow

A Chrysler strike in Canada

Chrysler Corp. workers tossed a wrench into the firm's plans last week, when nearly 9,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off their jobs in Canada.

Like their U.S. counterparts, the Canadian workers have gone without raises for two years and make less than employees at General Motors or Ford. But unlike Chrysler's American labor force, which voted to stay on the job just two weeks ago, the Canadians ran out of patience. Says a U.S. employee: "I think they had a little more guts than we did."

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