Most workers have not gotten a raise in at least three years, and have been asked to pay more of their own health care costs, give up pension plans and even take pay cuts just to keep their jobs... but the "too big to fail" corporate investment banks are only BIGGER now, and profits have DOUBLED for Wall Street investors, and the ALEC Corporate Lobby (via Republicans) is putting anti-worker legislation in place in more states -- The so called "right to work" laws that take away the worker's right to even discuss pay and benefit inadequacies!!!
The ratio of CEO pay in the United States has ballooned!! Pass legislation to limit the salary of CEOs to 50 times as much as the average employee at their companies.
Why is this important?
Watch this video to see just how massive wealth inequality in the U.S. has become in recent years, with the richest 1% of the country possessing more money than the poorest 80% combined. A major driver of this inequality is pay disparity, with CEOs in Fortune 500 companies now making 380 times as much money as the average worker. This is a massive increase from 1980, when CEOs were making 42 times as much as the average worker. To help rectify this problem, Congress needs to pass legislation that caps the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay at 50 times. CEOs can still be very well compensated, but this will help to drive down the massive disparity we're facing right now. Sign this petition to demand Congress help fix our income inequality problem by capping CEO pay.
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.