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Canadian UAW sees pullout as step for its own bargaining

The head of the United Automobile Workers in Canada, Robert White, says the pullout of his 120,000-member unit from the 1.1 million-member union is an ''evolution'' that will give Canadians freedom to negotiate their own contracts.

The break was announced Monday night after the UAW's international executive board denied a request that the Canadian union be allowed to call strikes, run contract negotiations, and appoint officers without answering to the board or to UAW president Owen Bieber. The board said if it had aprroved the request, the Canadians would be operating ''without accountability" and could destroy the union.

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