NEW YORK, September 15, 2022 — The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) announced today that they have entered into a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The seven-year agreement will begin with the 2022–23 season and run through the 2028–29 season. Per league policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the negotiations,” said Marc Davis, NBRA Executive Board Member. “The league has made clear that they value the contributions we make to the game’s integrity, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together. We are all excited to start the new season.”

The contract addressed salary, travel, pension, and marketing rights issues and was ratified by an overwhelming majority of the NBA referees.

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The members of the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) and the WNBA agreed to a 3-year CBA, which has been ratified by membership.

“The NBRA is pleased to have worked with the WNBA, in collaborative fashion, to reach agreement during these unique times in a manner that focuses on the health and safety of WNBA Referees while also improving their terms and conditions of employment,” said Lucas Middlebrook, partner at Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP and NBRA representative.

The NBRA is proud to work with the WNBA for continued advancement of our members’ employment terms and conditions.



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