Women’s National Football League Players Association Unveiled on Friday The league’s commitment to meet all demands Provided by the union as a result of the alleged cases Verbal abuse and sexual coercion.
The announcement follows an October 20 announcement by the acting CEO of the highest division of women’s professional soccer in the United States. National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Marla Messing, in which she claimed that the university accepted the union’s demands “in principle”.
“Today is an important step in Protecting the safety of future playersBut this is only the beginning,” the NWSL Federation said via its Twitter account.
Tori Hoster, president of the NWSLPA, added:The players see each of these demands as another step towards the goal of restoring our league.”
The union first issued the lawsuit on October 6 which included a requirement that members of the association voluntarily participate in the union’s investigation into sexual misconduct, and that there be complete transparency by the association regarding other ongoing investigations.
It also required union representation for players to be included in the selection process for the next commissioner/delegate.
The Players Association said the NFL has approved ato a “transparent investigation” It is overseen by a panel of five people, including two representatives from your organization, one from the league, one representative from the team, and a jointly selected neutral party.
“The scope of the investigation will comprehensively review any instances of inappropriate behavior and seek to identify systematic failures to protect the health and safety of the players.”Note the NWSL.
The union added that negotiations on the first collective agreement between the association and the federation are continuing, with the aim of “correcting the systematic imbalance of power that contributed to many of the problematic issues that were revealed this season.”
In general, several NWSL coaches have been fired for verbal abuse, including former Seattle O.L. Reign coach Fred Penstetti and Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke.
Brave former North Carolina coach Paul Riley was fired earlier this month for allegedly engaging in sexual coercion of former players during his tenure as the Portland Thorns’ chief technical officer.
When it was revealed that various NWSL stakeholders were aware of the circumstances in which Thorns Riley was fired in 2015, league commissioner Lisa Baird resigned after receiving notification that the executive committee had withdrawn your trust.
“We are working in good faith to reach agreements that empower and respect female players,” said Megan Burke, CEO of NWSL.
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