Women Footballers Ask EEOC to Give the Boot To Wage Discrimination
Interesting story that developed on Wednesday: some of the biggest names in U.S. women's soccer filed a wage discrimination claim with the EEOC, contending that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them almost four times less than members of the men's team, despite the women generating nearly $20 million more revenue last year than the men did.
The complaint was brought by the five team captains -- Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Hope Solo -- on behalf of all members of the women's team. It's the latest salvo in disputes between the players and the Federation concerning playing conditions as well as the validity of the players' collective bargaining agreement.
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