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.
Written by Robert Magobet