WNBA Players Union: Dallas Wings Satou Sabally named VP

Satou Sabally was chosen as one of many three vice presidents.

NEW YORK — Nneka Ogwumike will serve a 3rd time period as president of the WNBA Players Association after being re-elected. And Dallas Wings’ Satou Sabally will be part of as one of many VPs. 

Los Angeles Sparks star Ogwumike has served as WNBPA President since 2016, first successful re-election in 2019. She was instrumental in negotiating for the ground-breaking 2020 collective bargaining settlement that noticed main pay will increase with the common wage reaching $130,000 and ensures of full salaries of gamers on maternity depart. 

The contract, which runs by means of 2027, additionally supplied enhanced household advantages, journey requirements and different well being and wellness enhancements.

“I’m honored to serve one other time period as WNBPA President, and to characterize the outstanding members of this historic Union,” mentioned Ogwumike. “I’m excited to proceed the legacy of the WNBPA.”

Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum was elected to function First Vice President of the union. It’s her first time period on the WNBPA Executive Committee.

“I’m excited to function WNBPA First Vice President and to make sure that the voices of my friends are heard, and that as a league, we proceed to be on the forefront of combating for social justice,” mentioned Plum.

Elizabeth Williams and Natalie Achonwa have been additionally each reelected because the union’s Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

Satou Sabally was chosen as one of many three vice presidents. 

“The WNBA is such a enjoyable, gifted, and progressive league. I’m wanting ahead to a different time period as a Vice President for our Players Union. I’m surrounded by greatness,” the Dallas Wings star mentioned in tweet after the announcement. 

She’s joined by Breanna Stewart and Brianna Turner, who’re serving on the Executive Committee for the primary time.

“It may be simple to make assumptions concerning the league and the way it’s run,” mentioned Turner. “Instead, I need to be a pivotal half within the decision-making course of, and to have a seat on the desk to be part of the enterprise off of the courtroom, and what extra we will do to develop our league.” 


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