During his remarks on the Senate floor on Monday, Schumer extended the invitation and called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the Equal Pay Amendment, which the House has passed, on the floor of the Senate.
"You should get paid the same amount whatever the job is". Forbes estimates that the 2018 men's World Cup in Russian Federation brought in $6 billion in revenue compared to an expected total of $131 million for this year's tournament in France. If anything, the men should get paid less. I think he's with us.
"It was kind of considered a men's sport, so it's really cool to see the women's team stepping up and winning some", said Paige Britton, 15. Today, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Soccer, I want to say, we hear you.
The women's team members earn less than 10 % of what the men earn, despite the team outperforming the men both on the field and in revenue generation. The signing took place during a parade for the United States' women's soccer team, who won the World Cup over the weekend.
David Gibbs attended the parade with his two daughters, including a 9-year-old who plays soccer.
"Love more, hate less", the purple-haired player of the tournament Megan Rapinoe said as the World Cup-winning USA women's soccer team was feted by tens of thousands of adoring fans with a ticker-tape victory parade up New York's "Canyon of Heroes" on Wednesday.
Because of that, men in the administration earn an average of $58,400 a year more than their female colleagues, leaving the women earning just 81 cents for every dollar earned by the men. In 1989, in the run-up to the Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer scheduled men's games right before the women's matches in combination hopes of drawing more attention to the men.
Those are sizable figures, of course, but they pale in comparison to the world's best male soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who each earn over $100 million annually and have individual net worths over $400 million. You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me.
"We have been known as America's favourite soccer team", she said. "You need to do better for everyone".
A bipartisan resolution was introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen.
At the unveiling on Wednesday, Chastain recalled how she felt after scoring a winning penalty kick with her left foot (which she hadn't done in a game before) and immediately tearing off her shirt in celebration for her team's 1999 World Cup win against China.
U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equal pay".
"Everyone's asking what's next and what we want to come all of this - it's to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it", Rapinoe said immediately following the match, before calling on both Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro to step up and address the issue. "At this moment, they are cultural icons and should be paid as such".