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the u.s. women's soccer team is ranked number one in the world. they've won three world cups and four olympic gold medals. on the other hand, the u.s. men's team is ranked 24th with very little to show for their efforts. so why do the men get paid so much more? norah o'donnell has that story for "60 minutes." >> we feel like we're treated like second-class citizens because they don't care as much about us as they do the men. >> what a goal from lloyd! >> reporter: carli lloyd is considered the best female soccer player in the world and captains the u.s. team. we recently spoke to her, co-captain becky sauerbrunn, and their teammates christen press
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and morgan brian. there's a long history of athletes battling their employers for more pay. it happens in the nba. it happens in the nfl. what's different about this fight? >> this is a social movement, i think. this is about gender discrimination. and i don't think that positive change occurs in the world unless it has to. >> how does this fight rank in some of the competitions you've been in? >> it's the fight. you know, i mean, we have been in some major -- some major battles on the field, but this is -- this could be the fight that we are a part of. >> reporter: the team is made up of the best female soccer players from around the country. and for 25 years they've ruled the world. in 1999 when brandi chastain scored to beat china in the finals of the world cup her celebration announced the beginning of a new era in women's sports. for the 2015 finals an estimated
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30 million people watched on tv in the u.s. >> goal! >> reporter: as carli lloyd's three goals sealed a huge win against japan. it was and remains the highest-rated soccer match in american history, including games played by the u.s. men. >> we're america's dream team. and we've been at the forefront. we've been at the top. and i think the number one team in women's sports history. >> how has u.s. soccer federation helped you guys make it to where you are? >> when you compare this federation to all the other federations across the globe they have invested the most money in this women's program. they have. and that's why we've gotten as far as we have. but to be paid equally, you know, it's not about what they think is fair. it's what is fair. >> reporter: after their 2015 world cup triumph the team was honored with a parade down new york city's canyon of heroes. but behind the ticker tape their
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relationship with u.s. socer was breaking down over a new contract. outspoken goalkeeper hope solo was on the team for 19 years. >> time and time again we asked that we wanted to be paid equally to the men, and i'll never -- >> you've been asking for that for many years? >> yeah, we have. we have. every time we brought up the men it pissed them off, it annoyed them, and they'd say don't bring up the men, don't bring it up. >> reporter: globally, men's soccer is undeniably more popular and profitable than the women's game. when germany won the world cup in 2014, fifa, the sport's international governing body, awarded them $35 million. a year later, when the u.s. women won the cup, the u.s. soccer federation received $2 million. men also make major league salaries playing for brand name club teams. women's pro clubs have struggled financially.
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so the women say they rely on their national team income to pay their bills, unlike the men. how are they paid differently? >> there's two different pay structures. the men get paid per game. whether they win or lose, they get paid. the women are on a salary-based contract. >> reporter: it's a pay structure the women themselves wanted and agreed to in 2005 and again in 2013. a consistent salary of up to $72,000 a year and bonuses for wins of $1,350. they also get health insurance and maternity leave. the men enjoy no guaranteed salary and fewer personal benefits. but they can make as much as $17,625 for a win. we wanted to compare two of the top players. salaries vary, but in 2015 hope solo was paid about $366,000 in
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total by u.s. soccer. in 2014, also a world cup year for the men, team usa goalkeeper tim howard was paid $398,495. she played in 23 games for the u.s. >> when you break it down per game, i think it's about three times as much. >> reporter: two years ago hope solo convinced the team to hire lawyer rich nichols to try to get them a better contract. >> i said look, you are in control, this is your business. you have to take control of it. and you can be in control of it. but you have to be unified. you've got to get a new deal. >> what kind of deal would the women accept? >> equal. equal pay. >> but what does equal mean? you want the same agreement the men have? >> we want the same money that the men are making. exactly. that's 5,000 minimum. that's that $8,000 bonus if you tie a game and the 17,625 if you win.
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we want equal money. >> we have to win and perform to even make 1,350. >> you're professional women. you signed this deal. do you look back and say why did i agree to that deal? or -- >> a little bit. but it's also when it comes down to it, we just kind of had to be like oh, you're just going to say no to everything we're putting on the table. we didn't know how to fight and in which ways we could fight. >> do you think you should be paid more than the men's team? >> yeah, absolutely. >> why? >> we win. we're successful. we should get what we deserve. >> reporter: last year the top female players did make more money from u.s. soccer than the men's team. but their lawyer, rich nichols, says that's only because they played and won more games than the men. >> when you subtract the bonus money that these women made in 2015, they're probably making $70,000 to $80,000 apiece. >> you mean had they not been winning they would not have made
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anywhere close to what the men made. >> that's right. >> reporter: despite being upset at last summer's olympics, the women are still number one in the world according to fifa. they say their fight is only with u.s. soccer, not with the u.s. men's team, who are ranked a respectable if unspectacular 24th in the world. >> this team taught all america's children that playing like a girl means you're a bad-ass. >> reporter: on stage at the white house in october 2015, they were national heroes celebrating their latest world cup win. back on the job, they were disgruntled workers whose negotiations with u.s. soccer had ground to a halt and grown increasingly bitter. the women decided to change tactics. enter the federal agency known as the eeoc, or the equal employment opportunity commission. why file this suit with the
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eeoc? >> we wanted to put pressure on them, and so with the eeoc complaint it seemed like a no-brainer for us. >> reporter: their complaint accuses u.s. soccer of violating the equal pay act and title vii which protects employees against discrimination based on sex. the commission has the power to award damages, issue the right for workers to sue or do nothing at all. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the overnight news will be right back.
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a lot of thanksgiving chefs lean on family recipes that date back generations. well, there's a restaurant in new york city where the chefs prepare dishes that date back centuries. jim axelrod brought his healthy appetite to delmonico's. >> reporter: it's noon in the kitchen of delmonico's in lower manhattan. >> strip medium, fillet medium, burger medium. >> reporter: and head chef billy oliva has more than just today's lunch rush on his mind. >> it's challenging. a lot of those dishes that were invented here, lobster newburgh, chicken a la king. how do we keep people and grandchildren and great grandchildren of people that used to come here, how do we keep them interested in those dishes? that's my biggest challenge here. >> reporter: is to take the history -- >> and bring it forward.
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>> reporter: delmonico's is the nation's first formal restaurant. so in many ways this kitchen is the birthplace of what's grown into a $780 billion industry. its influence on our nation's menus is unmistakable. eggs benedict, baked alaska. >> this is where all the steaks start and finish. >> reporter: and of course the delmonico's steak all made their name here. >> when people say delmonico steak, that's this guy. wet aged, boneless -- >> delmonico steaks sold all over the country. there's only one place that carries such meaning. >> it's right here. and this is it. >> reporter: and with a history that dates back to 1837 -- >> we're going to delmonico's for supper. won't you join us? >> lunch at delmonico's. >> join me at delmonico's on sunday. >> reporter: delmonico's fingerprints are on more than just our menus. >> most presidents.
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diamond jim brady. vanderbilt. >> abraham lincoln ate here. teddy roosevelt ate here. >> that's right. >> reporter: in his new book yale historian paul friedman has come up with the ten restaurants that changed america. delmonico's may be on the cover. >> delmonico's is almost like kleenex or xerox became shorthand for restaurant. >> that's right. >> reporter: but all ten make up a delicious part of our cultural history. restaurants like mama leone's, which integrated ethnic food into the mainstream. and the mandarin in san francisco, which elevated it beyond chop suey. sylvia's in harlem and antoine's in new orleans. the influence of regional cuisine. how the highbrow shaped eating out. le pavilion. chez panisse. the four seasons. and how the middlebrow did as well.
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schraff's and howard johnson's. ♪ on the road around the corner here's the place to go ♪ howard johnson? ♪ howard johnson's ♪ join the folks who know >> howard johnson's is the basis for not only the fast food industry like mcdonald's or burger king but the fast casual industry like chili's or denny's. >> that will be $6.18. >> reporter: americans now spend more money on eating out than on buying food to cook at home. and even if you never step foot in the place that started it all, don't ever forget, your favorite neighborhood joint has a lot more in common than you might think with iconic restaurants like delmonico's. have you ever been somewhere else and you open up the menu and you see lobster newburg or you see delmonico steak -- >> all the time. >> -- and you think to yourself, that's my place. >> all the time. the last time that happened to me, i was with my mom and she told the waiter, he works where
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they invented that. and the waiter looked at her like what?
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by now your thanksgiving dinner is likely all cleaned up and the leftovers tucked away in the fridge. so the last thing you might want to think about now is a giant bird. well, in england the bones of this bird, the dodo, fetched big money at auction. the dodo was so tasty that sailors hunted and ate them to extinction. is there a lesson in that for us? mark phillips reports. >> of course concern over the environment and the u.s. approach to it is one of the main mysteries of what the trump administration will do. and there has been a little of a lesson here on how influential people can be. that lesson came at an auction for, as you say, a rare bird. >> i'm going to start the bidding with me at 250,000 pounds. with me at 250,000 pounds. >> reporter: more than a
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collection of old bones was on the block at this auction. those bones once assembled formed the world's most famous dead bird. the dodo. >> dead as a dodo just rolls off the tongue sort of beautifully, doesn't it? >> reporter: the phrase stuck, says dodo expert errol fuller, not just because did was catchy but because the dodo's extinction is so well documented. hungry european sailors found the bird on the indian ocean island of mauritius in the late 1500s. within about 80 years the hapless and significantly flightless bird was gone. dead as. the dodo has been extinct for more than 300 years. yet it is still the most important symbol of what mankind can do to nature if it isn't careful or if it doesn't care. if the dodo and its lessons live again. >> 260 i have. 260,000 pounds now. >> reporter: it's hard to put a price on a lesson. but auction house owner rupert vanderverth says he was selling
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an idea. is this an example of man's folly? >> it really brings it home, that we can have a big impact on the environment. >> reporter: make no bones about it. >> animal and bird species are being made extinct at a faster rate than ever. and that is one way or another our fault, or mankind's fault. so whether we're actually learning the lesson, i don't think i'd like to say. >> reporter: or whether we'll become the next dodo. >> well, that's a possibility too. >> reporter: the bird went for -- >> 280,000 pounds. and sold for 280,000 -- >> reporter: about $416,000 with commissions. a big price for a big lesson. there are only about 20 complete dodo skeletons around. almost all of them like the one sold at the auction made up of bones from many birds. if you're going to eat a dodo, apparently you just stick the bones anywhere.
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