CEO-Worker Pay Gap Widens—And Employees Aren’t Happy About It

If you thought the pandemic might have made a dent in the wealth gap between CEOs and rank and file workers, you’d be wrong. In fact, average CEO pay increased 31% over the last three years and median pay rose 11%.

That’s according to recent rankings of compensation from JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks large publicly traded companies on their performance in such issues as governance and labor policies.

With those findings in mind, the organization set out to explore Americans’ views of CEO pay. The bottom line: Most U. S. adults say the growing CEO-worker pay gap is a problem.

“People,

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