“In distinction, we’re dedicated to bargaining in good religion to realize equal pay and the most secure working situations potential. The proposal that USSF made lately to us does neither,” it added.
A brand new proposal
In an announcement on Tuesday, the federation stated it “firmly believes that the very best path ahead for all concerned, and for the way forward for the game in the US, is a single pay construction for each senior nationwide groups.”
“This proposal will be certain that USWNT and USMNT gamers stay among the many highest paid senior nationwide crew gamers on the planet, whereas offering a income sharing construction that may enable all events to start anew and share collectively within the alternative that mixed funding in the way forward for U.S. Soccer will ship over the course of a brand new CBA,” the assertion stated.
“Moreover, U.S. Soccer has as soon as once more known as upon the gamers and each Gamers Associations to affix the Federation to find a solution to equalize FIFA World Cup prize cash between the USMNT and the USWNT. U.S. Soccer won’t conform to any collective bargaining settlement that doesn’t take the vital step of equalizing FIFA World Cup prize cash.”
‘I feel we’re transferring in the precise path’
US soccer star Alex Morgan, who received the World Cup together with her nationwide crew in 2019, stated the USWNTPA “nonetheless want to talk in regards to the assertion given by US Soccer.”
“Any dedication to equal pay publicly is sweet. Nevertheless, we have to look line by line at what they’re really offering. In case you have equal but it surely’s not even what we obtained earlier than or to the worth that we’re then we nonetheless contemplate that not adequate. We are going to proceed to work with US Soccer transferring ahead, wanting in the direction of equal and honest fee and therapy,” Morgan added, talking forward of USWNT’s pleasant towards Paraguay on Thursday.
She stated that because the crew’s collective bargaining settlement (CBA) ends on the finish of the yr, they’re “in energetic negotiations proper now.”
“We do not need to begin the brand new yr with out a new CBA in impact. That is the No. 1 precedence of our PA, of our authorized crew. Trying on the statements, it is tough to say. We need to really feel inspired, and we need to be optimistic. However now we have seen plenty of statements earlier than.
“What we actually need to do is see what we will do on the negotiation desk, to see these statements be put into motion in these negotiations. After all, we’re all the time hopeful. It’s important to proceed to have hope. We’re seeing nice issues all over the world, most lately with Eire agreeing to equal pay for his or her feminine and male groups. I feel we’re transferring in the precise path.”
An ongoing dispute
Because the USWNT continues to advocate for equal pay, girls’s nationwide soccer organizations elsewhere have seen promising developments.
“This can be a nice day for Irish soccer,” Eire Senior Ladies’s Crew captain Katie McCabe stated.
“We’ve got taken an enormous step ahead with this deal and have proven the world what could be achieved by way of unity as we provide female and male worldwide gamers the identical alternatives.”
Males’s captain Seamus Coleman added: “On behalf of the Senior Males’s squad, I welcome this information at present.
“We’re delighted as gamers to do what we will to make sure that our feminine worldwide gamers are handled equally and pretty and we stay totally dedicated to doing no matter we will to realize that objective collectively.”