Despite parting ways during the '80s, the U.S. United Auto Workers and the Canadian Auto Workers remain "brothers." Still, with Canada on strike againstCorp. for much of October, numerous GM-U.S. plants relying on Canadian components closed down. You don't make profits when plants are shut: The 17-day UAW strike at GM plants in Dayton, OH, last March cost the No. 1 automaker $900 million. Because the U.S. folks get profit-sharing based on GM's year-end results - and the Canadians do not - the October walkout makes it a pocketbook issue south of the border. "Those guys in Canada, who have nothing to lose, are screwing up whatever chance GM's U.S. workers had at profit-sharing" for 1996, Lehman Brothers Automotive Analyst Joeseph Philippi tells The Detroit News. GM's '95 payout averaged $800 per worker, well below Motor Co.'s $1,700 and Corp.'s $3,200. Pickings may be even slimmer when the pie is sliced early next year.