More for Them, Less for Us

Avoiding corporate income taxes is one way CEOs boost their companies’ profits and thereby increase their own pay.

$13.1M
The average compensation for an S&P 500 CEO last year.
347
Times more the average S&P 500 CEO made last year compared to the average U.S. rank-and-file worker.

 

 

We Need Company Pay Transparency

Seven years ago, Congress passed a law that included a rule requiring all publicly traded companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But Wall Street and big corporations have lobbied hard to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from enforcing this rule. It’s time to change that.

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