Life could be a dream goes the song. Tax the rich and everyone is rich. Tax those rich CEOs and everyone is OK. Unfortunately, it does not work that way at all.
If politicians created wealth then we would not have a Third World or poverty. Has anyone checked our War on Poverty? Have you ever heard a Democrat call for an exit strategy?
How to help the workers? Get government out of the way and let employers and employees figure it out. Of course, you need some common sense regulation but not much more.