The WNBA`s new collective bargaining agreement, announced last week and announced for its progress, follows a season in which the League`s odes to empowerment and their work practices have become economically irreconcilable. On social media, players have documented all sorts of headaches — annoying travel delays on commercial flights for street games, 6-foot and 6-foot feet stuck in medium-sized seats — a lot of these disruptors because they were daily, the troubles you and I have of talentless Nobodies , tolerate, but that, stratospherically, should not tolerate good basketball players who depend on their bodies. Under the proposed collective agreement, the average compensation for WNBA players will be six-figure for the first time. The new agreement also includes drastic improvements in maternity and child care benefits, improved travel standards and a way to share equitably the revenue the WNBA places as a progressive leader at a time when female athletes around the world are demanding better pay and better treatment from their leagues. “I`m glad we`ve achieved this goal… This new CBA has something to offer everyone, from raising the salary cap, from higher pay for all players, to the new smarter compensation package, filled with league marketing agreements, team marketing agreements, performance bonuses and prize pools, to out-of-season job opportunities. The WNBA and its players` union announced on Tuesday morning that they had reached a preliminary labour agreement that represents a profound change in the allowances and resources available to players. The W.N.B.A. and its players` union have signalled a radical change in the way female athletes will be compensated by an interim contract that would significantly increase wages and offer generous maternal benefits, which Commissioner Cathy Engelbert called a “big bet on women.” The agreement announced tuesday promises to address these and other issues that prompted WNBPA to cancel the previous contract in November 2018. – An unlimited free agency for players one year earlier than under the previous agreement from the free agency period until the 2021 season. In particular, players who contract the gaming services required in their contract and who have five years or more of service become unlimited free agents (if they are not called “core players”). – Reduce the number of people in which a player can get the word “core” – from four to three, from the 2020 season, to two from the 2022 season.
The new agreement extends the potential privilege of a true low season to more women, but, on the whole, few women.