The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining agreements through December 2028 with the unions for both national teams, ending years of often acrimonious negotiations. The deals grew partly out of a push by players on the more successful women’s team, including Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who were at the forefront of the gender-equity fight while leading the team to a Women’s World Cup championship in 2019. The struggle became so much a part of the team’s story that chants of “Equal pay! Equal pay!” rose from the crowd as U.S. players celebrated winning the title in France. “I feel a lot of pride for the girls who are going to see this growing up, and recognize their value rather than having to fight for it. However, my dad always told me that you … [Read more...] about Milestone: U.S. Soccer equalizes pay with women, men
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers at a Target store in Christiansburg, Virginia, have withdrawn their request with federal labor regulators for a union election. Such an election would have joined a wave of union organizing across the country at other retailers from Amazon to Starbucks. The petition was filed last week with the National Labor Relations Board by the independent Target Workers Unite. The group was founded by Adam Ryan who has been working at Target Virginia store for five years. Ryan said last week that the filing comes as workers see their pay failing to cover rising costs for basics like food and rent. He also noted workers feel like they are having to do too many tasks, from filling online orders to unloading trucks. No reason was given in the document filed with the NLRB. The group is not required to provide a reason for the withdrawal. The group only said it planned to refile its petition. The NLRB declined to comment. Target said in a statement last week it … [Read more...] about Target workers at a Virginia store withdraw union petition
close Video Baby formula shortage 'devastating' for parents Allie Seckel, a certified infant feeding technician in Kodiak, Alaska, tells Fox News Digital about her Formula Exchange Group on Facebook, which she launched in January to help parents with the baby formula shortage. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Two young children in Tennessee, who have special nutritional needs, have been hospitalized after they were unable to gain access to the baby formula they require amid the supply shortage in America. The children – a preschooler and a toddler – were admitted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, in April and last week, respectively, a rep for the hospital confirmed to Fox News Digital. "These are young children who have health conditions and special medical needs that have specific dietary requirements," their physician, Dr. Mark Corkins, division chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Le Bonheur Children’s, told Fox … [Read more...] about 2 Tennessee children hospitalized due to baby formula shortage, doctor speaks out on crisis
The Queen's oldest granddaughter Zara Tindall is celebrating a very special day today - her 41st birthday. When Princess Anne and then-husband Mark Phillips welcomed their baby daughter, royal fans around the world celebrated. The couple decided to name their bundle of joy Zara, which is far from a traditional royal name. And it seems the inspiration for her very un-royal name came from one of her much-loved relatives - her uncle Prince Charles . According to Hello !, Zara's birth was very sudden and she arrived very quickly, with Princess Anne once recalling: "The baby made a rather sudden and positive arrival." Zara Tindall with her uncle Prince Charles ( Image: PA) It was down to this sudden arrival that she explained that her older brother suggested the name Zara, which is a Greek name meaning as bright as the dawn. Despite being a granddaughter of the Queen and 21st in line to the throne, mum-of-three Zara, a former world champion equestrian, does … [Read more...] about Zara Tindall has uncle Prince Charles to thank for her unique royal name
The Queen surprised the nation when she made a shock appearance at Paddington Station this week to acknowledge the new Elizabeth Line named in her honour. The visit to officially open the new TfL line came as such a surprise due to the long list of events the Queen has been unable to attend in recent weeks, with episodic mobility issues cited as the reason for her absence. It is traditional for the Queen to host three garden parties a year at Buckingham Palace and one at Hollyrood House in Scotland. The traditional summer garden parties haven't been held for three years because of the pandemic. Who filled in for the Queen at the first Royal Garden Party? Anne, the Princess Royal, attended the first party of the summer on May 11 ( Image: PA) The first garden party back since the pandemic saw the Queen replaced by Prince Charles and Camilla. The Queen was absent from the event on Wednesday May 11, but fortunately her son and his wife were on hand to step … [Read more...] about Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace – who’s standing in for the Queen today?