WNBA Scores Big In New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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The WNBA scored in a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday.

On Tuesday, both the WNBA and the WNBAPA reached an agreement on an eight-year collective-bargaining agreement.

Of the new improvements in the collective bargaining agreement, players will receive better pay, additional marketing opportunities and increased family benefits.

Running through 2027, players will enjoy a “53 percent increase in total cash compensation,” which includes salaries, performance bonuses and marketing deals.

The best players in the game will go from a base salary of $117,500 to $215,000. Top players will also earn “cash compensation in excess of $500,000.”

What’s more, the WNBA will invest at least $1.6 million in marketing. Ballers will transition to premium economy on regular-season flights, and will get their own hotel room on road trips.

Among other changes, pregnant players will receive full pay on maternity leave, as well as a $5,000 stipend for childcare.

It doesn’t stop there. For players looking to start a family, the WBNA will offer a $60,000 reimbursement for “adoption, surrogacy, oocyte cryopreservation or fertility/infertility treatment.”

Here’s the full press release.

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