Soccer: The US women's team is granted collective action status in equal pay lawsuits

(Reuters) – Members of the U.S. national soccer team US women sued the U.S. Football Association (USSF) in March over allegations of sexism that could pursue their claims such as a class action, California court ruled on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer football – Women's World Cup final – United States v Netherlands – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France – July 7, 2019 Megan Rapinoe of the United States and team mates celebrate World Cup victory gender with REUTERS / Bernadett Szabo trophy / Photo file

This decision was made two months after the group applied for collective certification seeking to include all women who were called up to the national team for the years specified in the lawsuit, in addition to those who originally named.

In a statement, this is a historic step in the struggle to achieve equal pay.

We are pleased that the Court has recognized the USSF, the continuous discrimination against female players – rejecting the exhausting arguments of USSF, that women have to work twice as hard and accept the conditions. work less to get paid like men.

U.S. football did not respond immediately when requested by Reuters in an email to comment on the U.S. District Court decision for Central California County.

Football regulators in the United States have maintained that other men's and women's teams are paid differently due to differences in their collective bargaining agreements.


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