Members of US women’s soccer team sue federation for unequal pay

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The excitement in the United States around its women’s soccer team has remained high.

The women said their team generated $20 million more than the men last year. But, they’re paid far less than their male counterparts and sometimes earning just 25 percent of a male player. Now, they’re suing.

CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

Members of US women's soccer team sue federation for unequal pay

Members of US women's soccer team sue federation for unequal pay

The excitement in the United States around its women's soccer team has remained high. The women said their team generated $20 million more than the men last year. But, they're paid far less than their male counterparts and sometimes earning just 25 percent of a male player. Now, they're suing. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg reports.

The U.S. men’s team has been around longer, but has never won a World Cup. Meanwhile, the women’s team has won three. And last year, more than 26 million people tuned in to watch their victory.

The U.S. Soccer Federation originally dismissed the claims but are now reviewing its compensation structure. But the women’s team have said this turf war, equal pay for equal play, is far from being over.


Dr. Catherine Hill on fight for equal pay for women

CCTV America spoke to Dr. Catherine Hill about fight for equal pay for women. She is is the vice president for research at the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Catherine Hill on fight for equal pay for women

Dr. Catherine Hill on fight for equal pay for women

CCTV America spoke to Dr. Catherine Hill about fight for equal pay for women. She is is the vice president for research at the American Association of University Women.


Former EEOC chief Ida Castro on members of US women’s soccer lawsuit for equal pay

The players filed their lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the EEOC, the U.S. government agency tasked with enforcing anti-discrimination laws.

CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke with its former chairperson Ida Castro about what the players can expect. Castro is now a vice president and chief diversity officer at The Commonwealth Medical College.

Former EEOC chief Ida Castro on members of US women's soccer lawsuit for equal pay

Former EEOC chief Ida Castro on members of US women's soccer lawsuit for equal pay

CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke with its former chairperson Ida Castro about what the players can expect. Castro is now a vice president and chief diversity officer at The Commonwealth Medical College.