The CEO to worker pay gap continues to grow. As of 2014, the average Chief Executive Officer of the average Standard and Poor 500 company to what their average workers earned hit 373 to 1, up from 42 to 1 in 1980. In 2013, the gap was 331 to 1.
One of the reasons why this gap increases is international trade agreements. These agreements pave the legal route for US corporations to ship jobs overseas, or to create them over there rather than over here. These trade agreements have almost nothing to do with trade.
These agreements are international income redistribution agreements, and are loved by corporate and Wall Street executives because the difference between the old higher US pay and the new lower foreign pay goes directly into the pockets of rich shareholders via higher corporate profits, rising share prices, and surging dividends.
This is precisely what the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is all about. The TPP will create an international environment overly friendly to CEO’s exporting jobs overseas. See https://johnhively.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/the-trans-pacific-partnership-the-op-ed-the-liberal-and-conservative-corporate-media-doesnt-want-you-to-see/