Caterpillar in talks to buy GM unit-union official

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By Michael Ellis DETROIT, May 25 (Reuters) - Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has joined the bidding to buy General Motors Corp.'s locomotive unit but is facing stiff opposition from a Canadian union, a top union official said on Tuesday. The head of the Canadian Auto Workers union, which represents workers at the GM Electro-Motive plant in London, Ontario, said he opposed Caterpillar's interest because of its past labor problems. "Caterpillar is now in the running. We've ...

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