The United States Soccer Federation has offered “identical contract proposals” to its men’s and women’s national teams as the USWNT’s push for “equal pay” continues for another month.
The federation’s press release says the proposals will make both teams “the highest paid senior national team players in the world while providing a revenue-sharing structure that allows all sides to start over.”
The Fed is also calling on the players’ associations of both teams to urge FIFA to equalize the prize money for the World Cup for men and women, something that would have greatly benefited American football in recent years.
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If both the men’s and women’s players’ unions continue to negotiate separate contracts, US Soccer says it will invite the unions to attend each other’s negotiations.
The calculations put the ball in the court of a USWNT and its representatives who have been fighting for equal pay for years, such as the american men have said they believe the women deserve it.
But will it be a wise move to invite them to negotiate together, or backfire? Anyway, this is very intriguing, if not promising from the Fed.
The full release is below
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As part of ongoing negotiations with the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA), the United States Soccer Federation has today offered identical contract proposals to each Players Association, with the goal of reconciling the men’s and women’s senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.
US Soccer firmly believes that the best way forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams. This proposal will ensure that USWNT and USMNT players continue to be among the highest paid senior national team players in the world, while also providing a revenue-sharing structure that allows all parties to start afresh and collectively share in the opportunities that combined investments provide. in the future of US Football will deliver in the course of a new CBA.
In addition, US Soccer has again appealed to the players and both players’ associations to join the Federation in finding a way to level the FIFA World Cup prize money between the USMNT and the USWNT. US Soccer will not agree to a collective bargaining agreement that does not take the important step to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money.
US Soccer believes that the best way to achieve these important goals is to bring the women’s and men’s players’ associations together to negotiate a single contract. However, if the players’ associations choose to continue to negotiate separately, as they have done so far, US Soccer will invite the USWNTPA to participate in the negotiations with the USNSTPA and vice versa, in the interest of full transparency.
US Soccer remains eager, ready and willing to meet both the players’ associations and the players as soon as possible and as often as necessary, individually or together, to close a deal and focus on the future of soccer.
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