logo
My Profile

USWNT Players settle with U.S. Soccer over unequal working situations

Wed 02 December 2020 | 13:00

The U.S. women's national team and U.S. Soccer have agreed to resolve a part of their long-running trial over gender discrimination. The agreement will let the team follow an appeal of the same pay portion of their lawsuit against the federation.

Based on the legal filing: "

The crux of that agreement is that USSF will implement revised policies on four working conditions: charter flights, venue selection, professional support, and hotel accommodations.

"

This deal eases the way for the

USWNT

to request a judge's decision in May.

We are pleased that the USWNT Players have fought for – and achieved – long overdue equal working conditions,

” said

USWNT

spokeswoman Molly Levinson. 

We now intend to file our appeal to the court’s decision which does not account for the central fact in this case that women players have been paid at lesser rates than men who do the same job.

"

Our focus is on the future and ensuring we leave the game a better place for the next generation of women who will play for this team and this country.

In an announcement, U.S. Soccer President, Cindy Parlow Cone praised the deal as an important step as both sides look to fix a long-damaged relationship.

This is an important and welcomed moment for U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team players,

" Parlow Cone said.

"

Earlier this year, I stepped into the role as President, and shortly after we hired Will Wilson as our new CEO.

"

I believe our approach helped us reach this agreement and demonstrates the commitment of U.S. Soccer’s new leadership to find a new way forward with the USWNT. This settlement is good news for everyone and I believe will serve as a springboard for continued progress.

"

I can promise you that I am committed to equality between the USWNT and USMNT. My goal is, and has always been, to come to a resolution on all equal pay matters and inspire a new era of collaboration, partnership and trust between the USWNT and the Federation.

"


source: SportMob