October 16, 2021

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Joe Biden gave a support tweet to US female soccer players with equal pay

Judge dismisses US women's national soccer team's equal pay claims

In a tweet on Saturday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate allegedly pushed the women’s national team not to give up against them.

“It’s not over yet. For @ USSoccer: the same salary, now. Or if I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding,” he wrote on Twitter.

This is not the first time Biden has supported USWNT. In 2019, he tweeted his best wishes to the team ahead of the match against Chile at the World Cup.

“When we support them at the World Cup, we must support their struggle off the pitch at the same pay,” he wrote on Twitter. “By 2019, it’s time we close the payment gap and ensure women are paid as much as men. #OneNationOneTeam”

USWNT initially file a lawsuit against the US Football Federation in March 2019, with 28 team members registered as plaintiffs.

Friday’s ruling was issued in response to a motion for a short ruling to cancel a lawsuit by the federation in the US District Court for the Central District of California, according to the court’s filing.

The lawsuit accuses the US Football Federation’s payment practices of being unfair and discriminatory.

Judge R. Gary Klausner said on Friday in his decision that USWNT members failed to prove any form of wage discrimination based on the Equal Pay Act. He said the women’s team played more games and made more money than the men’s team.

Molly Levinson, a spokesman for the players, said they would appeal the decision. The trial is scheduled for June 16.

“We are surprised and disappointed with today’s decision, but we will not give up our hard work for the same pay,” Levinson wrote. Indonesia on Friday. “We are confident in our case and are firm in our commitment to ensure that girls and women will not be underrated just because of their sex.”
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