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Inside USWNT's New Equal Pay Lawsuit vs. U.S. Soccer–and How CBA, EEOC Relate

The multiyear legal fight over pay equity for U.S. women soccer players escalated on Friday when Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and 25 other players on the U.S. women's national team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in federal court. The players contend that the federation and its leaders have engaged in a pervasive pattern of gender-based employment discrimination, which the players say is most glaringly apparent in the form of wage disparities. The players seek to have their case be certified as a class action to include all USWNT players since 2015.

The filing coincides with the March 8th celebration of International Women’s Day, which reflects on the accomplishments of women across all industries and professions.