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.

NBRA Announces Ratification of Agreement Governing 2020–21 Season

The members of the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) have ratified a Letter of Agreement modifying the Referees’ collective bargaining agreement with the NBA for the 2020–21 Season for the principal purpose of addressing operations in the COVID-19 context. …

NBA Referees to Kneel During National Anthem in Support of Social Justice

The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) announced today that it is supporting its members who have made the choice to kneel during the National Anthem to demonstrate solidarity with the social justice movement in America.

“BLACK LIVES MATTER. Social justice and bringing awareness to the inequitable treatment of black and brown people in America are very important to our diverse membership, and we felt a responsibility to use our visibility as the NBA season resumes to promote awareness and inspire anti-racist action in our nation and around the world,” said NBRA spokesperson Mark Denesuk.

The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) and the WNBA have announced the ratification of a Letter of Agreement addressing issues related to the delayed start of the WNBA season at IMG Academy, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA Season in Bradenton, Florida.

“The NBRA is proud to have worked with the WNBA, in collaborative fashion, in order to ensure the referees’ terms and conditions of employment for this unique season were addressed,” said NBRA General Counsel Lucas Middlebrook. “We applaud the WNBA for its focus on the health and safety of its professional referees.”

The NBRA is proud to join the WNBA community to address important health and safety concerns while at the same time bringing the best basketball product back for our fans.

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