Equal pay turned into a rallying cry as the U.S. Women National Team’s (USWNT) became venerated with ticker-tape parade thru the streets of New York City on Wednesday. Team USA turned into celebrating its 2nd consecutive World Cup victory — and its effective overall performance has known as a sparkling interest to the demand for identical pay. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who became within the parade with the all-stars, truly did something approximately pay equality at some point of the festivities.
Cuomo signed a law that expands the country’s equal pay laws to “limit unequal pay on the premise of a covered class for all drastically similar paintings.” The law can even forbid employers from asking potential employees approximately their income history, a statement at the governor’s website explains.
“I just signed new pay fairness law at the #USWNTParade,” the tweet reads. “The girls’ football team plays the identical sport that the guys’ soccer players play — simplest higher. If something, the guys need to receive a commission much less. Thank you @USWNT for supporting lead this motion for an exchange!”
All 28 members of the group filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation in March, bringing up the reality that they’re paid much less than their male opposite numbers notwithstanding having the same activity duties, After making it to the finals and then prevailing their fourth World Cup, gamers and fans reignited the fight for identical pay.
Fans who attended the World Cup finals in Lyon, France started chanting “Equal pay!” after Team USA gained the championship recreation. The equal chant might be heard all through the ticker-tape parade in New York City on Wednesday. New York City’s first woman Chirlane McCray endorsed the gang to chant, “The USA, identical pay!”
“We cheered for them in the sector, and we are with them, too for equality of the sphere,” McCray said for the duration of her speech at the City Hall ceremony after the parade. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro additionally referred to the girls’ same pay combat at some point of his speech.
“We believe at U.S. Soccer that each one girl athletes deserve truthful and equitable pay… Because as this crew has taught us, being the greatest is not just about how you play on the sphere. It’s approximately what you stand for off the field,” Cordeiro said.
Star participant Megan Rapinoe additionally spoke on the event and incorporated same pay into her message. “I suppose he’s with us. I assume he’s on the proper aspect of things,” Rapinoe said after Cordeiro obtained a few boos at some point of his speech. “We appearance forward preserving the one’s feet to the hearth.”
During the parade-facet bill signing, Cuomo said: “there may be no purpose why ladies should no longer receive a commission what men receive a commission.”
“These are ladies’ football gamers, they play the same recreation as the guys’ football gamers, and they play it better — so if there’s any financial cause, the men must get paid much less than the women,” Cuomo said. “New York will preserve to lead the manner forward and stand in harmony with women and ladies in each nook of this nation. By signing this rules, we are not handiest doing the proper issue, we are also doing the ethical factor and identical pay for identical paintings is now the regulation within the State of New York.”