April 2, 2019

The NBPA Issued A Statement Supporting WNBA Players In CBA Negotiations

By Sabreena Merchant

The WNBA is months away from one of the defining moments of the league’s young history, when the players will opt out of their existing Collective Bargaining Agreement following the upcoming 2019 season. The WNBA Players Association, led by former league MVP from the Los Angeles Sparks Nneka Ogwumike, wants a more equitable distribution of the league’s revenue to go towards the players. That would include better wages for players in the domestic league so they don’t have to spend their offseasons playing internationally and improved travel conditions. The Las Vegas Aces famously had to forfeit a game last season after arriving to Washington a few hours before the contest was supposed to start.