That`s what brings us to the real problem. We see that as follows. Yes, the women`s agreement for 2017-2021 is worse than the men`s agreement of 2011-2018. Yes, the Confederation continues to discriminate against women in their wages and working conditions. We understand why the Federation`s control, not only over the USWNT, but also over the only women`s professional league in the United States, the NWSL, could have created enormous pressure on USWNT players to reach an agreement, even if these were totally unfair and discriminatory conditions. Faced with a monopoly that controls their two potential primary employers and is aware that a work stoppage could destroy the third attempt in a women`s football league in the United States, we believe that women had no reasonable alternative to accept the conditions demanded by the Federation for 2017-2021. “We`ve always had the most compensated women`s team in the world, which puts them at an even higher level,” Gulati said. “Her performance over the last quarter century has propelled her to the top of her game. Financially, the agreement gives security to players in a way they didn`t have before, and adds a number of other things that were very important to them. On Tuesday night, the players gathered in a sad conference room to hear the details of their lawyers` agreement, including some of the benefits that had only been in recent days. “Oh, that`s what we got,” one player said, according to Roux. The completed document was then shared electronically with the 22 members eligible to vote for ratification, while the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors met on a conference call to agree.
In late July, U.S. football president Carlos Cordeiro argued that the women`s team was actually paid more than the men`s team, and said the USWNT ASSOCIATION paid $34.1 million in wages and match bonuses, while men received $26.4 million. The figures, compiled by U.S. Soccer and based on an analysis of the association`s staff, did not include the benefits, such as health care and a 401 (k) that players receive. (Men do not receive the same benefits, according to the association). U.S. Soccer figures also include salaries for the National Soccer Women`s Soccer League, as U.S. Soccer, which were negotiated in the 2017 CBA. (The association does not pay a salary in Major League Soccer). December 23, 2015: Richard Nichols informs them in a letter to U.S. Soccer that the USWNTPA`s position is that the CBA no longer exists and that the agreement can be terminated at its convenience by the Players Association.