Last Updated Apr 28, 2008 7:25 PM EDT
It's pretty easy to predict where a labor union like the AFL-CIO would stand on the issue. In its recent posting, 2007 Trends in Executive Pay, the organization notes that average CEO pay was 42 times that of the average employee in 1980. In 1990, the average CEO was getting 107 times that of the average employee. Ten years later it was 525 times. But by 2006 the average CEO was getting "just" 364 times the pay of the average worker.
The average compensation for a an American CEO in 2007? $8.8 million. Too much? Too little? Just right? You tell us.