The women`s team union has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the USSF, which is scheduled to be tried in Los Angeles U.S. District Court on May 5. The women agreed in April 2017 on a collective agreement that will be extended until 2021. The men`s employment contract expired at the end of 2018. The players and USA Hockey finally agreed on a pioneering four-year contract just before the tournament, which ended the holdout and the chance that USA Hockey would expose a replacement team to the competition. The team`s annual pay has improved to about $70,000 per player, plus performance bonuses, which could push revenues above six figures if the team wins Olympic gold or world championships. Services such as maternity leave – something that had never been offered to women before – were included in the new agreement. USA Hockey also accepted other requests from players, such as the creation of a committee to examine how the association could improve its marketing, agenda, public relations and promotion of the women`s game, as well as fundraising and other efforts for girls` development teams. “Some appellate courts have said, no defendants, you can`t say that,” Spiggle said of precedents in which the defendants argued that women negotiated fewer terms. “You can`t say that the company relied on the history of women`s wages, because this about wages was itself part of an unequal system. The whole playing field on which this agreement was negotiated was uneven. So, defendants, you can`t rely on this uneven terrain to justify your uneven results. That argument can be put forward here, which she tried to do here at trial.
… I think it is a legitimate legal issue that is being raised. In April 2017, the work tour between the association and American football was over. Both parties announced a new collective agreement by 2021.  The agreement goes through the 2019 Women`s World Cup in France and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The new CBA includes: “An American football commitment to pay NWSL salaries for assigned players; an obligation to return players to the NWSL; A requirement for improving NWSL standards; and the Women`s National Team Players Association`s ability to control group rights for non-exclusive rights licenses in sponsorship categories in which U.S. Soccer does not have a sponsor.  U.S. Soccer offers bonuses to each team based on different world cup victories. According to the Times, USWNT players received about Ansai`s $250,000 World Cup bonus.
As part of the men`s team`s collective bargaining agreement, players receive $3,000 more if they lose a Cup qualifying match than the women earn for victory, the Post reports. How does it work? Under U.S. labor laws, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) has recognized THE USNSTPA as the organization representing all members of the U.S. National Men`s Team.