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WNBA Players Will Finally Receive Paid Maternity Leave

In the year of our Lord, 2020, WNBA players will finally receive paid maternity leave.

Here’s the scoop via NY Daily News:

On Tuesday, the WNBA announced the Players’ Association and the league agreed to the details of a “groundbreaking” new eight-year CBA, pending ratification by the players and the Board of Governors (all just a formality).

The new CBA will start at the beginning of the coming season and run through the 2027 season. Along with an increase in player cash compensation and a new 50-50 share in revenue, players also have enhanced travel standards (like not having to share hotel rooms when travelling) and career development opportunities, to name a few.

It’s a crying shame that it took so long for WNBA players to get maternity leave and better pay, but I’m happy they finally have it!

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