The AFL-CIO is out with its annual Executive PayWatch, saying salaries and benefits for Idaho CEOs continues to soar above Gem State workers.
According to the survey, the average Idaho CEO made more than $4 million in 2016—109 times more than the rank-and-file Idaho worker.
The Executive PayWatch website showed that in 2015 the average production and non-supervisory Idaho worker earned approximately $38,348 per year. The AFL-CIO said when adjusted for inflation, that wage "remained stagnant for 50 years."
“This is a disgrace and we must stop Wall Street CEOs from continuing to profit on the backs of working people," said Aaron White, president of the Idaho AFL-CIO. "We need to focus on raising wages for all, creating and keeping good jobs here, and reversing these unfair and unjust trends.”