CEO Pay

  • N.C. CEOs paid 271 times the average American worker

    CEO pay for major companies in North Carolina continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases.

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  • CEOs already made more than average workers will all year

    You won’t believe how little these CEOs had to work to do it (or maybe you will).

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  • Fast-Food CEOs get paid 1000 times why they pay their workers

    Think 331 to 1 is a ridiculous pay gap between the average CEO and the average worker? According to a shocking new report by think tank Demos, fast-food CEOs make 1000 times what they pay their average workers, and that’s down from 1200 to 1 in 2012.

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  • North Carolina CEOs got paid HOW MUCH in 2013?!

    The average CEO of a company based in North Carolina in 2013 made $4.2 million, 108 times more than the average worker and 277 times more than a worker earning minimum wages. But Reynolds CEO may take the cake for most egregious income disparity compared to the tobacco farm workers who harvest his golden crop.

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  • CEO pay and you: It’s NOT a good thing!

    In the past few decades, CEO pay has skyrocketed while the average worker’s pay has stagnated despite increases in productivity. Learn more about the pervasive inequality in the United States and spread the word.

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  • The Main Street Moment: Struggle in the heartland

    Only organized workers can save us from organized greed.

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  • CEO pay rises to 380 times average American workers’

    The average pay for a CEO in North Carolina is $4.2 million – 100 times the median income for North Carolina workers! Here’s why CEO pay matters.

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  • Executive PayWatch 2011

    The PayWatch 2011 report is out (www.paywatch.org), and 2010 was a banner year for executive compensation at corporations in the United States. One of the featured case studies is that of Reynolds American President and CEO, Susan Ivey, who made over $23.8 million in 2010. Ivey’s 8-figure payout does not include millions of dollars more she walked away with after taking early retirement in February 2011 at age 52.

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  • Executive PayWatch 2010

    Wall St taking outrageous pay to fight financial reform A chief executive officer of a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 index company was paid, on average, $9.25 million in total compensation in 2009.[1] At the same time, millions of workers lost their jobs, their homes and their retirement savings in the worst financial crisis since […]

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