US women’s hockey players to boycott world championships over wage dispute – Chicago Tribune

The U.S. Women’s national hockey team is making a stand.

The team announced Wednesday that it will not participate in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship after saying negotiations with USA Hockey to secure fair wages and support were unsuccessful. Team USA is the host of the games set to begin March 31 and is the reigning world champion.

“We are asking for a living wage and for USA Hockey to fully support its programs for women and girls and stop treating us like an afterthought,” captain Meghan Duggan said in a statement. “We have represented our country with dignity and deserve to be treated with fairness and respect.”

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