United Auto Workers Under Strike Deadline

DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers has set a deadline of 11 a.m. Wednesday to reach a contract agreement with Chrysler.

The deadline -- confirmed by a Chrysler spokeswoman -- gives bargainers less than 48 hours until a strike could be called.

Bargainers have returned to the table after spending most of the weekend in negotiations.

The spokeswoman says that just because a deadline has been set doesn't mean a strike will happen. She says the union also could extend the contract hour-by-hour as negotiations continue.

No comment from the UAW.

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