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  • 03.29.17

The USA women’s hockey team has finally reached a deal over equitable pay

Earlier this month the U.S. women’s hockey team announced that they would not play in the upcoming world championship due to unfair compensation. Now, the team has reached a deal with USA Hockey, meaning they will begin playing in the tournament this week, reports the Associated Press

At the heart of the matter was the team’s claim that the league exploited its female players and provided them with measly wages and support as compared to their male counterparts. Now a resolution is in place to which both sides agree. 

Per the A.P., here are some of the details:

Coming off making just $1,000 a month for six months around the Olympics, this contract pays players roughly $3,000 a month, with annual compensation surpassing $70,000 when combined with contributions from the United States Olympic Committee.

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