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A federal judge approves a partial deal for women – USA Football

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge has approved a partial deal on unequal working conditions between players of the women’s national team and the US Football Association.

US District Judge R. Gary Klausner upheld the December 1 decision during a hearing on Monday. The deal provides for charter flights, hotel accommodation, accommodation, professional staff support equal to the men’s national team.

The players sued the USSR in March 2019, claiming that they were not paid fairly by their collective agreement, which runs until 2021. Law on Equal Remuneration 196 Law on Civil Rights, 1964

Last May, Klausner rejected a wage claim, arguing that women were rejecting a pay-as-you-go structure similar to that of men, accepting higher base salaries and benefits than men who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

“We are pleased that the court has established a level playing field that USWNT players have struggled to achieve for many years,” said Molly Levinson, a spokeswoman for the players. “Finally, giving these athletes the facilities, training, care and professional support they need to take the next step in the long, hard work they need to grow their football.”

The USSR did not immediately comment on Klausner’s approval.

The Klausers’ approval of the settlement allows players to ask the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn its decision on unequal pay.

“We intend to appeal the court’s decision on equal pay, which does not explain the fact that female players received lower interest rates than men who do the same thing,” Levinson said.

“We are forever committed to our work to achieve the equal pay we legally deserve, our focus on the future, to ensure that we leave a better place for the next generation of women to play on this team in our country. »


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