This is also a step in the right direction for the future of the league.
Some of that money had been set aside for teammate Elena Delle Donne last summer and $50,000 is well below what many National Basketball Association assistants make. In a 2019 interview regarding the continuous CBA negotiations, Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud said in an interview, "we're not asking to be paid millions like our National Basketball Association, counterparts". Well, the day has come for the players to finally have enough for that financial stability. In hockey, the best players in the world are fighting to create a sustainable league.
The changes include an increase in player salaries as well as stipends and special considerations for players who are pregnant, have children or plan to have children, according to The Athletic's Tamryn Spruill.
During away trips, the league now has a mandate for each player to have their own hotel room instead of sharing.
The eight-year deal, said Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder, represents a progressive business model in which owners and players are equal partners. I always want to pay it forward with the younger players and make sure they understand what it means to be professional and what it means to wear the Seattle Storm jersey. Skylar Diggins-Smith, a current free agent that was a member of the Dallas Wings during her pregnancy and childbirth openly shared her trials.
Diggins-Smith took to twitter to give her thoughts. The agreement also provides enhanced family benefits, travel standards and other health and wellness improvements. We tip off our 24 WNBA season in May, and because of the Changemakers support, we will begin to narrow the gap that exists for women sports, as only 1% of all global corporate sponsorship dollars are directed toward women's sports. The WNBA gets a fraction of that fraction. It is so inspiring to see the investment in these players, respect for their talents, and the reward as they finally get the compensation and coverage that they deserve.
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Gone are the days of looking at women in sports as soft, slow, girly, and less qualified or less talented. WNBA teams generally fly commercial, a cost-saving measure that players say cuts recovery and preparation time and has on occasion led to lengthy travel delays.
Per an official WNBA release subsequently released, the new CBA will allow for higher player compensation and several other player-friendly benefits.
"With cautious optimism and trusting the league's renewed commitment and investment, the players demonstrated a willingness to "lean in" themselves and show an even greater commitment and investment in the W", described WNBPA Executive Director Terri Jackson.
"I really view this deal as not just dramatically different, but historic in a lot of ways", she said.
"We're hoping to lift, not just women in sports and women in basketball, but women in society.", Engelbert said.