If you don't - and you should - the AFL-CIO is glad to make sure you are informed.
The entire purpose of this post is to call attention to what they are doing.
For example, you can go to Corporate Watch: CEO pay and the 99% where the graphics will slap you across the face. You will realize that in 1980 CEO pay averaged 42 times that wages of blue collar workers, but that in 2011 it reached 380 times - by far the highest such ratio anywhere in the world - increasing economic inequality, anyone?
You will see graphic illustration that while CEO pay goes up, median income falls.
Or perhaps you can to to this subsite and see that the average CEO pay at the S&P 500 hit $12.94 million! You will see how that compensation breaks out - including things like bonuses, stock awards, stock options, non-equity incentive plan compensation and Pension and Deferred Compensation programs not available to the vast majority of American workers.
Or perhaps you can explore even more, with the various hot links on topics like Corporate Cash Hoarders and Private Equity Pay.
- go to the site and explore
- make sure everyone you know knows about this
- insist that your Congressmen and Senators know that we know and we are watching.
As for this diary? Do with it what you will. The point is to focus on the good stuff AFL-CIO has put up.