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CAW Shocked GM Wants $1.5M Over Ontario Blockade

General Motors is seeking $1.5 million in damages from the union local and five of its members for a blockade at the automaker’s Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters.

OSHAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The Canadian Auto Workers union says it's surprised General Motors Corp. wants $1.5 million in compensation for a blockade at the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, headquarters.

CAW Local 222 president Chris Buckley says the company's court action to have the blockade removed was expected.

But Buckley says the $1.5 million sought in damages from the union local and five of its members -- including himself -- was a shock.

GM filed a notice of action in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday to try to force the union to end the blockade.

Buckley says the protest, which began a week ago, has been peaceful and will remain that way.

The protest began after GM announced that it would close its Oshawa truck plant in 2009.

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