American football officials did not immediately respond to the time request. In a statement to CNN, the organization said, “We have said many times that our goal is to find a solution, and during mediation, we hoped to be able to approach the issues with respect and reach an agreement.” According to Feldman, the case should be resolved in a trial. According to Feldman, American football will be tasked with demonstrating that possible wage gaps are the result of “good faith negotiations.” U.S. Soccer will try to make the case where the wage gap boils down to the two different collective agreements that each team has agreed among the federations of its own players, he said. They will have to show that the current situation is “just a product of collective bargaining.” “One of the threshold problems is that there is no agreement on the relative level of wages,” Feldman says. “[U.S. Soccer] says women do as much, if not no more, than men. They must prove that they are paid less, and then prove that the inequalities are due to gender discrimination and not to other gender-neutral factors. “The argument that women waived equal pay by accepting the best possible collective bargaining agreement in response to the association`s refusal to put equal pay on the table is not a legitimate reason to continue to discriminate against them,” said Players` Spokesperson Molly Levinson. How does it work? Under U.S. labor laws, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) has recognized THE USNSTPA as the organization representing all members of the U.S.
National Men`s Team. As such, the USNSTPA conducts collective negotiations with the USSF on compensation and working conditions for members of the national team. Players select five players as player representatives to oversee the operation of the players` association. The current representatives of the players are: Michael Bradley, Brad Guzan, Zack Steffen, Wil Trapp, DeAndre Yedlin and Tyler Adams (youth representatives). Are all the players on the U.S. national team members? The federation represents all players who apply for the men`s national team, and these players are covered by the collective agreement and the single player contract negotiated by the Players Association. All current national players are members of the USNSTPA and anyone who has come forward in the past at any time for the U.S. national team is welcome to become a member.