2022 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the US Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) sets out the terms and conditions of employment for all soccer players playing on the US Women’s National Team, as well as the respective rights and obligations of the USSF and USWNTPA. The first CBA for our Players Association was ratified in 2000. Read the historical 2022 CBA below.
Decades of Work
In a historic move that was years in the making, the collective bargaining agreements announced in 2022 include identical pay structures and equal distribution of World Cup compensation in the United States. The World Cup winnings have long been considered the biggest obstacle to true equality between the United States National Teams.
Other notable wins in this CBA are that Players from both teams gain individual retirement funds and will share commercial revenue from tickets for the teams’ matches controlled by the USSF, with bonuses for sellouts. Each team will also receive a portion of broadcast, partner and sponsor revenue.
SNAPSHOT INTO WOMEN’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN SPORTS
“We hope that this agreement and its historic achievements in not only providing for equal pay but also in improving the training and playing environment for National Team players will similarly serve as the foundation for continued growth of women’s soccer both in the United States and abroad.”
BECKY SAUERBRUNN, PRESIDENT | USWNTPA
Thank you to the players of the 2022 CBA Committee
- Becky Sauerbrunn: President
- Kelley O’Hara: CBA Committee Member
- Crystal Dunn: Vice President – Secretary
- Lynn Willians: CBA Committee Member
- Sam Mewis: Vice President – Treasurer
- Tierna Davidson: CBA Committee Member
- Alex Morgan: CBA Committee Member
- Margaret “Midge” Purce: CBA Committee Member
Commemorate Equal Pay
After a multi-decade push for equality by the USWNTPA, members created Stella Nova to honor the year in which they achieved equal pay for equal work in their Federation by way of CBA negotiations and a lawsuit. The inspiration for the jersey being a symbol of this moment comes from the stories of the early years and the new era ahead.
THE SWEETEST VICTORY
Players past & present gather to celebrate major labor movement progress.
Video from the CBA Signing, and reflection on what this moment means to our members.
PROGRESS NEVER RESTS
The USWNT PA made history with CBA signing, but the members know there’s more to be done.