“In a joint statement, the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and U.S. Soccer Federation said they have “ratified a new collective bargaining agreement which will continue to build the women’s program in the U.S., grow the game of soccer worldwide and improve the professional lives of players on and off the field. We are proud of the hard work and commitment to thoughtful dialogue reflected through this process, and look forward to strengthening our partnership moving forward.”
In recent years, the players have raised issues about compensation and working conditions compared to their male counterparts, casting a shadow over the efforts of the most successful women’s team in soccer history and pitting the federation against wildly popular athletes, such as Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.
In March 2016, the players filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging the USSF with wage discrimination. The case remains active.
Financial specifics were not immediately available, but people with knowledge of the pact said it includes:
Increase in direct compensation
Increase in bonus compensation
Enhanced benefits related to travel and hotels
Per diem equal to the U.S. men’s team
Greater financial support for players who are pregnant
Financial support for players adopting a child
Also, in a key gain, the players’ association will now control group likeness rights for licensing and nonexclusive rights in sponsorship categories where USSF does not have an agreement.”
can we talk about the amazing body positivity and diversity WWE is literally FULL of
i mean we have little tiny gals who are built AF
and we have tall, curvy ladies who will mess you up and look amazing doing it
and we have ladies with adorable kid-friendly aesthetics who are there to have a good time
and then there’s the hardcore punk gals who are NOT messing around
we have your conventionally pretty ladies
and your impressive AF ladies
and even adorable-as-hell ladies you will never see coming
and you will never ONCE hear an announcer (male OR female) say a word about these women’s bodies or appearance or rude euphemisms or anything even remotely of that nature
no–instead, the announcers can’t say enough about how amazingly talented these wonderful women are, their impressive athleticism, their heart, their fire, their drive. not what they find attractive about these gals or how much they like watching them or any number of other less complimentary things
they talk about the things that make these women athletes. what makes them the best of the best. what makes them FIGHTERS.
like i don’t even care what you think about WWE or if you think it’s silly or fake (which, duh, it is) or whatever else
if you don’t think this is refreshing as hell then i’m sorry but you’re wrong
‘Erin Jackson became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating team, finishing third in 39.04 seconds in the 500-meter race, Friday in Milwaukee.
Jackson joins Maame Biney, who recently became the first black woman to qualify for the speedskating team with her short-track finish in the 500 meters in Utah.
Both women follow the footsteps of Chicagoan Shani Davis, who was 19 years old when he became the first black athlete to qualify for U.S. Olympic speedskating team in 2002. He went on to win two gold medals in long track events and recently qualified for his fifth-straight Olympic Games during the trials at Pettit National Ice Center.
Jackson, a 25-year-old from Florida, has only been long-track speedskating for four months after switching over from dominating inline skating competitions where she was a three-time roller sports athlete of the year.
“I really wasn’t expecting it coming in,” she said in an NBC interview after the race. “Pretty cool.”’
And don’t forget these ladies…
‘Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018, ensuring an African nation will be represented in the sport [bobsled] at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever.’
✨BLACK GIRLS REALLY ARE MAGIC!✨
✔Make sure to tune into NBC for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on February 9th!!!
Athlete: Maria Sharapova
Team: Russia Sport: Tennis Competition: Wimbledon 2012 Opponent: Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) Result: W, 6-2, 6-3 Location:
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club - London, UK Date: 25-Jun-2012