The Continuous Fight for Equal Pay

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Players File Wage Discrimination Lawsuit

In this Buzzfeed article, reporter Tamerra Griffin covers a lawsuit five members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team filed against The U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination this past March. The five players, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, and Megan Rapinoe point out that female teams get paid significantly less than the male teams. For example, both the female and male teams play 20 friendlies a year. If a women’s team wins, they recieve a $1,350 bonus but nothing if they tie or loose. On the other hand, for the men’s team, they each earn a minimum of a $5,000 bonus regardless of the outcome of the game. This evidence clearly show that regardless of the women’s team’s accomplishments, they still receive an unfair pay compared to the men’s national teams.

 

 

 

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