UAW delegates increase leader salaries while rejecting 'equal pay for equal work' amendment
The United Auto Workers sign is pictured on Solidarity House in Detroit, Michigan, on Oct. 16, 2019. - Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

DETROIT— United Auto Workers delegates on Tuesday rejected an opportunity to codify in their constitution "equal pay for equal work" ahead of next year's negotiations with the Detroit Three automakers, and increased the salaries of International Executive Board officers. The "two-tier" system implemented during 2007 negotiations prior to the auto industry's taxpayer bailout have long been a complaint of workers. They allowed the companies to start employees hired after 2007 at lower wages and without a pension. Looking ahead, the automakers' creation of joint ventures to build electric-vehicle...