What They're Saying: Senator Patty Murray

“No matter where she works — on a soccer field, in an office or in a restaurant — no woman should be paid less than her male colleagues for the same work. I’m going to keep pushing for legislation to close the gender pay gap and I’m going to keep standing with women across the country to hold companies accountable when they try to sweep this problem under the rug.”

-- Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on lobbying efforts by U.S. Soccer, which hired two Washington lobbying firms to push back against claims in its gender pay lawsuit with U.S. women's national team players. After Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Murray introduced the Athletics Fair Pay Act, they issued a statement that U.S. Soccer "pays the women’s team just 38 cents of every dollar the men’s team makes." The widely cited 38 percent comparison related to an unlikely hypothetical under the terms of the previous collective bargaining agreement that was included in the complaint the players filed in Federal court. (Politico)
3 comments about "What They're Saying: Senator Patty Murray".
  1. Bob Ashpole, August 7, 2019 at 10:35 p.m.

    So US Soccer, a non-profit, is hiring lobbyists?

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, August 7, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.

    I guess I better not assume everyone understands my comment. If IRS determines that lobbying was a "substantial" part of their operations this year, USSF could lose their tax-exempt status. Of course, I am just assuming that USSF is a tax-exempt non-profit. Maybe they aren't.

  3. :: SilverRey :: replied, August 8, 2019 at 8:41 a.m.

    It's slimy either way...
    Not a good look for USSF

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