Installation at Syracuse University
On April 27, 2016, the Wage Ratio Organization, with support from the Roosevelt Institute, organized an installation on the Shaw Quadrangle at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. This includes 1030 $10 bills of play money, next to a printout of a $1 bill. This visualizes the gap in income between the CEO compensation of the highest-compensated CEO in 2014 according to AFL-CIO and the yearly salary of a minimum wage worker based on a 2090 hour work year. This shows that the gap in income between executives and workers in America has grown out of control.
We must put an end to this by enacting a law that limits earnings of a company's highest-earner to a multiple of the lowest salary at the same company. Companies that hire more workers should be rewarded with incrementally larger multiples.
Why Does America Need This?