USMNT, USWNT agree to new contracts with equal pay provisions

Good morning, I’m Dan Gartland. I woke up to some welcome news in sports.

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A landmark deal

The U.S. women’s national team’s years-long battle for equal pay is over after the unions for both the men’s and women’s national teams reached historic agreements on new collective bargaining agreements with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The current fight over equal pay dates back to March 2016, when five players from the women’s team accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in a filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The USWNT escalated the fight in 2019 when it filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the federation, which was finally settled in February.

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