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U.S. women's team fights back against governing body's pay claims

U.S. women's team fights back against governing body's pay claims

8.10.2019

U.S. women's team fights back against governing body's pay claims

U.S. women's national soccer team players pushed back in a court filing on ...

All 28 member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination in March in a lawsuit that included complaints about wages and working conditions.

“Over the class period, the (Women’s National Team) has played far more games than the (Men’s National Team) and amassed a far higher win percentage, including earning two World Cup championships,” the suit’s plaintiffs said in Monday’s court filing. “This is the only reason why the four (Women’s National Team) class representatives were able to earn more total compensation than members of the (Men’s National Team).”

“Our men and women’s national teams have different pay structures, not because of gender, but because each team chose to negotiate a different compensation package with U.S. Soccer,” the spokesman said.

The dispute has attracted international attention, with numerous celebrities, athletes and politicians backing the women’s players amid renewed conversation over pay equity in the United States.

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very few watch women's sport Our mission at is to build the social media platform that ends fake news They are a protected team, which means that men simply can’t apply for these well-paid jobs. Why not do away with this discrimination and have just one team selected on merit made up of equally-paid men and women?

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