Canada auto union chief eyes quitting for politics

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OTTAWA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The union chief in charge of crucial contract talks with Canada's Big 3 automakers said on Monday he would decide by the end of the week whether to quit his job -- and the negotiating table -- and run for the leadership of the leftist New Democratic Party. Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers, said he would consult with union officials this week to see if they can carry on negotiations with the automakers without him. About 19,000 hourly ...

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