The #WNBA’s groundbreaking new CBA also includes mental health benefits, upgraded travel, offseason employment opportunities, & benefits for mothers including full salary during maternity leave, annual childcare stipend of $5K, & reimbursement for family planning services/costs
How can the WNBA raise salaries when it's said to be losing money? The same way men's leagues do it: by investing in the future. Some context: https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-wnba-deal-will-bring-big-salary-increases-11579023759?tesla=y …
BLESSED is truly an understatement when I think about being just 1/144 women in this GREAT organization (@WNBA) ! I’m so proud of the growth this league has made & the powerful women applying pressure in order for us to get what we deserve . Progressing , because they #BetOnWomen
The W.N.B.A. and its players’ union have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement that would nearly double the maximum salary and provide paid maternal leave https://nyti.ms/2ToFoFc
AMAZING NEWS: The @WNBA just announced they've agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that includes a 53% pay raise for players, requires teams to give fully paid maternity leave, new child care benefits, and more! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/sports/basketball/wnba-contract-collective-bargaining-agreement.html …
W.N.B.A. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert - “We believe it's a groundbreaking and historical. I'm proud of the players; they bargained hard, they unified, they brought attention to so many important topics." Bravo to @WNBA players and the Commissioner! Women leading the way.
New WNBA CBA 🙌 ➖ “Significant” salary bump leaguewide ➖ Top players can earn $500K (more than 3x previous max) ➖ Every player gets her own hotel room ➖ Full salary on maternity leave ➖ New Commissioner’s Cup ➖ Potential for 50/50 revenue split (H/T @MechelleV)
Landmark day in the WNBA: New collective bargaining agreement that has raised average salaries to six figures for first time ($130,000, up to $500,000 for top players), improved travel and marketing opportunities, and fully paid salary on maternity leave among other changes.
BREAKING: @CathyEngelbert from the @WNBA announces a new landmark deal for female athletes. “We’re hoping to lift, not just women in sports and women in basketball, but women in society.” @RobinRoberts @Nnemkadi30 https://gma.abc/35SB4Ag
The new 8-year @WNBA agreement will triple players’ pay to as much as $500K+ & include paid maternity leave, family benefits, travel & hotel upgrades. Major. “These women are going to redefine what it means to be a professional female athlete in society today.” — @CathyEngelbert