Judge approves USWNT’s unequal working conditions appeal
The team’s spokeswoman Molly Levinson says the next step will be the battle for equal pay.
The U.S. women's national team has won a crucial battle in their fight against gender injustice in football. According toESPN
, a federal judge has approved USWNT’s unequal working conditions appeal. As a result, the players will receive improved working conditions regarding their flights, venue selection, etc.
insists this victory will inspire the USWNT players to continue their fight for improved pay.
"Now that this is behind us, we intend to appeal the Court's equal pay decision, which does not account for the fact that women players have been paid at lesser rates than men who do the same job,"
the team’s spokeswoman said in her statement.
"We are committed as ever to our work to achieve the equal pay that we legally deserve and 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 our country.
"We are pleased that the Court has approved the equal working conditions that the USWNT Players have fought for many years to achieve.
"Finally, giving these athletes access to facilities, training, care, and professional support is the next step needed in the long and hard work to grow the game of women's football."
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