TORONTO (AP) - Canadian autoworkers have reached contract deals with two of the Big Three and now are focusing in on the third - Chrysler.
The Canadian Auto Workers union said late Thursday it reached a tentative deal with General Motors Co. (GM), leaving Chrysler as the only Detroit automaker that hasn't agreed to a new labor deal.
CAW President Ken Lewenza called it a difficult few days but said GM ultimately agreed to the framework of a deal that the union reached with Ford Motor Co. (F) earlier this week.
The union decided to keep working past a midnight Monday strike deadline after reaching a deal with Ford and extending its contracts with GM and Chrysler.
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CAW President Ken Lewenza speaks at a press conference in Toronto Thursday Sept. 20, 2012. The Canadian Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on Thursday, making Chrysler the final of the Detroit big three still to sign a deal with the union. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)