It wasn’t one of the thousands of lies told by President Trump that the Post has been debunking all year.
Nope, at the top of the list was the truth about whether U.S. women’s soccer players are really earning less than men.
Short answer: yes. A lot less.
The 2018 Men’s Cup champions won $38 million dollars, which is more than the $30 million dollars in total prize money for the 2019 Women’s World Cup;
the champion U.S. team collected just $4 million for winning their fourth World Cup.
The so-called good news is that women soccer players are now earning 89 cents for every dollar paid to male soccer players, up from 38 cents back in 2016.
But, it’s worth noting that the U.S. Women’s Team played almost double the number of games
and won significantly more often than the U.S. Men’s team.
This blatant discrimination is why the U.S. Women’s Team filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation last year.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1943, President Roosevelt seized the railroads to prevent a nationwide strike. His decision to temporarily place the railroads under the “supervision” of the War Department forced the five railroad brotherhoods to agree to his offer to arbitrate the wage dispute.
Today’s labor quote is by former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. The Occupational Safety & Health Act was signed into law on December 29, 1970. Tom Perez, who said:
"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people."
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