U.S. women's national team has requested final appeal in the equal pay case

U.S. women’s national team has requested final appeal in the equal pay case. 

On Monday, the players of their U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a last brief before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to try to bring back their equal pay lawsuit with U.S. Soccer.

Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2020. It tossed out the players’ claims that they were not paid enough compared to the national team’s men’s players.

The team filed their initial document in appeal about five months ago, arguing that their decision not to hear the request was founded on incorrect legal logic.

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“The district court ruled that women had no claim as they were awarded more in total compensation than men. It’s a lie,” the plaintiffs said in their closing brief on Monday.

“Total compensation isn’t the minimum required in”the Equal Pay Act or Title VII. Title VII and the Equal Pay Act say that Equal Pay Act says to examine pay rates and rates and not compare total compensation.”

In response to a request for response, U.S. Soccer referred Reuters to its previous statements. It said it had provided similar contract offers to both players’ associations, a move. 

The United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNT) stated in September was little more than an attempt to gain publicity.

U.S. Soccer and the women’s team signed a deal this morning to prolong the no-lockout/no-strike agreement until the 31st of March in 2022 and continue collective bargaining agreements (CBA) discussions.

As part of the terms of the agreement, U.S. Soccer said it would cease paying the salaries of players from the national team to participate in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

“We’re set to have a meeting with the USWNT today to continue the economic discussions regarding the same offers that we made to the USWNT as well as the USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team Players Association) on the 14th of September,” U.S. Soccer announced.

“We are waiting for us to wait for the USMNT Players Association to do the same. After that, we hope to work in conjunction with USMNT players to have an agreement done.”

The filing on Monday by the four-time World Cup-winning U.S. women’s team marks the latest chapter of an ongoing. 

And the bitter legal battle that began when the players sued in the year 2019, seeking $66 million damages following the Equal Pay Act.