It’s time to show women more love! We live in a day and age where women are fighting for equal pay across the spectrum. Time is something we can’t get back , everyone knows that. But times are changing and I’ll tell you why.
In January the WNBA agreed on a new CBA. Well a CBA is a collective bargaining agreement between the employer, WNBA; and the union, the players. With the new CBA the salaries for WNBA players have increased , benefits have upgraded with maternity leave, and the marketing and travel will be upgraded for the league.
This new CBA is good for eight years and in those eight years , the average WNBA player will earn a six figure salary! More changes were the benefits with fully paid maternity leave, better traveling arrangements, and an increase in investment marketing. With the important piece coming last a potential 50-50 revenue split. Why is the revenue split important , well before the deal WNBA players were in a CBA where the split was around 80-20. Now women are getting paid more, and are getting what they deserve. This new deal is just a step in the right direction I believe.
Now it’s time for the US Women’s Soccer players to get paid fairly just like the men. Hell, even the US men’s soccer players want the women soccer players paid fairly. So it’s only a matter of time before we see more change in the right direction for women and women athletes.