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US Chrysler plant making parts Canadians had done

Under a directive from the international union, United Automobile Workers members at a Kokomo, Ind., Chrysler Corporation plant started making parts previously produced by striking Canadian auto workers.

Robert Parker, vice-president of Local 1166 in Kokomo, said the international union told him the work had to be done because the dies were not removed from the plant during the month-long strike but were sent to Kokomo from a repair shop and, therefore, technically could not be considered ''struck work.''

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But the president of a union local in Michigan said Chrysler wanted to send his plant similar material and he rejected it because he considered it ''struck work.''