The team was not impressed with the federation’s offer of an ‘identical’ contract with the men’s national team.
The U.S. women’s team and American football exchanged a heel over the federation’s latest contract proposal, calling it ‘identical’ to the contract the men’s national team offered.
On Tuesday, US Soccer said it had offered the USWNT and USMNT identical transactions after being previously encouraged them to jointly negotiate a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
The USWNT Players Association described the offer as a ‘PR stunt’, prompting US Soccer to accuse the team of its own publicity stunt with their recently released film.
What was said?
“USSF’s PR stunts and negotiations by the media do not bring us closer to a fair deal,” the USWNTPA accused on Twitter.
“In contrast, we are committed to negotiating in good faith to achieve equal salaries and the safest possible working conditions. The proposal that the USSF recently made to us is also not possible.”
US Soccer responded by saying, “An offer on paper of identical contracts with the USWNT and USMNT, and to discuss the equalization of prize money, is genuine, genuine and in good faith. A publicity stunt is a one-sided 90-minute movie. “
What’s the movie?
The USWNT was prominent in “LFG,” a documentary released this summer about the team’s struggle for pay.
What is the status of the team’s salary battle?
The USWNT and US Soccer are currently locked in negotiations over a new CBA, and the team’s current agreement will expire at the end of 2021.
Meanwhile, the USWNT filed an appeal in their ongoing lawsuit against US Soccer after a judge ruled last year on their claims of financial discrimination.