The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team is Boycotting Over Unfair Wages
According to ESPN, women in USA hockey only get paid about $1,000 a month for six months out of a four-year cycle, so for a four-year period that equals about $6,000.
“Out of a four-year cycle, USA Hockey pays for only six months out of an entire four years. They pay us $1,000 per month in those six months. So, for the other 42 months we don’t get paid at all by USA Hockey,” says Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, a two-time Olympic silver medalist. “It is a full-time job and to not get paid is a financial burden and stress on the players, obviously.”
USA Hockey hosted a press conference to unveil the jerseys for the men’s and women’s teams would wear for Sochi. The gold medal favorites women’s team weren’t invited to attend the uniform unveiling with the men. The men’s team failed to medal that year.
Even the inside of the 2014 Sochi jersey listed all the years the US had won Olympic gold in the event, but did not include 1998, when the women won Olympic gold.
Boycott on, ladies!