U.S. Women’s soccer celebrates win for equal pay
The U.S. Women’s soccer team is celebrating their legal win for equal pay after a six-year legal challenge. Five of the USWNT’s stars, led by Megan Rapinoe and striker Alex Morgan, fought for equal pay after they had been systematically underpaid for years compared to the men’s team. The players first filed a Charge of Discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2016. The players sued three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A twenty-four million dollar settlement was finally reached. "It’s so gratifying to feel like we can start to mend a relationship with US Soccer that has been severed for so many years because of the discrimination that we faced," said Alex Morgan. "To finally get to this moment feels like we can almost sigh a breath of relief."
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