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WNBA and Players Association extend Collective Bargaining Agreement to December 31

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement was originally going to expire on October 31.

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert (L) has her hands full with negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

On Monday, the WNBA and WNBA Players Association issued a joint release stating that they extended the current Collective Bargaining Agreement to Dec. 31. The agreement was originally going to expire this Thursday, Oct. 31.

The statement itself is very short:

“The WNBA and WNBPA have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement for sixty days to December 31 and will continue discussions regarding a new agreement.”

There are many issues that the league and players are discussing. They include travel arrangements, pay and free agency movement. The extension of the CBA is likely a sign of good faith negotiations between the parties. It’s also a sign that the league has no intention of locking out the players or that the union intends on striking — at least for now.

We will post content on WNBA CBA negotiations as they pertain to the Mystics specifically. For more leaguewide content, head on over to Swish Appeal, SB Nation’s women’s basketball blog.