TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers' union says for this round of negotiations with the Big 3 automakers it's not immediately announcing a strike target.
The CAW says its goal is to move negotiations along with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford.
But the auto workers' union says the Big 3 automakers aren't serious about reaching an agreement and want to cut costs from existing agreements.
Hourly workers at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford plants in Canada have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike to back their contract demands.
The CAW says local unions across the three auto companies are being asked to form strike committees and start preparations for a strike, but it hopes to reach an agreement with at least one of the companies before the strike deadline.
The union says it wants to be prepared, though, to shut down operations at all three should there be no agreement before the Sept. 17, 11:59 p.m. deadline.