May 1 is International Workers’ Day and workers across the world today are taking to the streets to protest low wages, unfair conditions and rampant unemployment. From Spain (where unemployment is at 27 percent) to Greece (where protests halted ferry service) to Bangladesh (where poor working conditions became painfully evident after a factory recently collapsed and killed more than 400 people): hundreds of thousands across the globe are making their voices heard.
In the United States, May Day demonstrations may be tamer, but the income equality has never been wider.

Every year, ratios are compiled that compare a company CEO’s salary to that of the average company worker. According to the latest data Bloomberg compiled this week, the average ratio across S&P 500 companies is an astonishing 204 to 1. That ratio is up 20 percent since 2009 and, even more startling, it was only 24 to 1 in 1965.
May 1 is International Workers’ Day and workers across the world today are taking to the streets to protest low wages, unfair conditions and rampant unemployment. From Spain (where unemployment is at 27 percent) to Greece (where protests halted ferry service) to Bangladesh (where poor working conditions became painfully evident after a factory recently collapsed and killed more than 400 people): hundreds of thousands across the globe are making their voices heard.

In the United States, May Day demonstrations may be tamer, but the income equality has never been wider.

Every year, ratios are compiled that compare a company CEO’s salary to that of the average company worker. According to the latest data Bloomberg compiled this week, the average ratio across S&P 500 companies is an astonishing 204 to 1. That ratio is up 20 percent since 2009 and, even more startling, it was only 24 to 1 in 1965.

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