WNBA players get salary increase, family planning benefits in new agreement

Carrie Guzman
January 16, 2020

The new CBA almost doubles the maximum payable contracts, though it leaves a certain gray area for non-star players hoping to make more compensation.

A 50-50 profits sharing contract assures to boost parity in the organization, rewards for honors like organization MVP and Rookie of the Year will certainly boost and there will certainly be brand-new cash money bonus offers for honors such as making the All-Defensive First Team, the possible contract states.

According to the contract agreement between the league and the players' union, the highest-paid players could earn more than $500,000 - almost triple the previous maximum cap.

Under this new deal, the best players in the league can receive cash compensation of more than $ 500,000, more than tripling the maximum compensation under the old deal. She also notes that the salary cap for each team will rise by 30% as well. Other players earn $ 200,000-3 million.

-Travel improvements where players are given premium economy airline tickets as well as individual rooms on road trips. Like the previous arrangement there is a mutual opt-out provision after six years, which WNBA players activated in 2018 to bring forward talks over a new deal.

Perhaps one of the biggest improvements in this agreement is that all players are eligible to collect their full salary during maternity leave.

The case of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players not receiving adequate remuneration and incentives for their exploits on the court has been a critical issue that is frequently discussed.

© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' Chiney Ogwumike (13), obscured at left, and her sister Nneka Ogwumike celebrate after a win over the Connecticut Sun in a WNBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

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Changes to the CBA should also allow for more freedom for player movement beginning in the free agency period ahead of the 2021 season. Players will also receive a $5,000 stipend for childcare.

The deal, according to Nneka Ogwumike, head of state of the Women's National Basketball Players Association, not just enhances functioning problems, yet it additionally notes a dynamic organisation version "with strategic planning and intentional marketing that will keep the WNBA front and center year-round".

Two-bedroom apartments for players with children.

Nursing mothers will be provided safe and private workplace accommodations. Specifically, players who complete the playing services called for in their contract and have five or more years of service will become unrestricted free agents (if they are designated as a "Core" player).

Up to a $60,000 reimbursement benefit for veteran players for costs directly related to adoption, surrogacy, oocyte cryopreservation or fertility/infertility treatment will go into effect.

-Improved mental health benefits and resources.

- Access to experts in women's health and representation on league policy committees.

In addition, the WNBA launched Changemakers, a collective of companies that is created to directly support the WNBA financially in its transformation across marketing, branding and player and fan experience. AT&T, Nike and Deloitte are the inaugural three business partners.

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