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Raiderettes (Pro football cheerleaders) suing franchise for wage theft, unfair employment practices
CBS Sports ^ | January 22, 2014 | Mike Singer

Posted on 01/22/2014 4:03:43 PM PST by Zakeet

With their season long over with, one would think that the Raiders could be spared from bad news this offseason. Alas, it's still the Raiders.

Current and former Raiderettes – yes, the team's cheerleaders – filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that the team engaged in “wage theft and other unfair employment practices,” according to The Mercury News. The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges that the Raiders withheld the cheerleaders' pay until after the season, didn't fairly compensate the women for all their hours of work and asked that the cheerleaders pay for many of their own businesses expenses.

Most stunningly, according to lead attorney Sharon Vinick, the Raiderettes make a salary of $1,250 a season – or less than $5 dollars per hour.

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The suit also alleges that the Raiderettes have been fined for a series of frivolous errors, including bringing the wrong pop-poms to practice or for failing to bring a yoga mat to workouts.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; football; lawsuit; oaklandraiderettes

It's not a ha-ha to rip the rah-rah like their pooh-bah did!

1 posted on 01/22/2014 4:03:43 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
This story has all of the redeeming qualities I'd expected.
2 posted on 01/22/2014 4:06:38 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Zakeet

Gonna be fun to hear the Business Socialist spin on this...

The Raiders are notorious for not honoring contracts or paying people


3 posted on 01/22/2014 4:07:24 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Zakeet

Wow. $5 an hour... I can afford to have my own cheerleaders.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 4:07:32 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Zakeet

One black girl?
Oh, they are going down.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 4:07:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Zakeet

team provided insufficient clothing....


6 posted on 01/22/2014 4:12:24 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: tet68

I see four black girls.
Anyhow none of them look guilty. ;-)


7 posted on 01/22/2014 4:12:50 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: G Larry

“This story has all of the redeeming qualities I’d expected. “

This probably has it’s roots in the “ownership” of the Raiders for so many years by Al Davis. Davis defines a sleazy owner. And as for the Raiderettes, bless ‘em all. They used to be the only reason to go to a Raiders game because the team was just crap a lot of the time they were in Oakland.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 4:15:57 PM PST by vette6387
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To: tet68

It evens out when you put the cheerleaders and playera together.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 4:17:10 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

I knew there was a way to even things out.
Beautiful women in any case.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 4:19:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Zakeet

“Blarrgh! Me dames need solace and booty too ya know!”


11 posted on 01/22/2014 4:21:39 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: tet68
Oh, they are going down.

I think that is how many of them got their ........... oh wait you meant the Raiders.

12 posted on 01/22/2014 4:22:06 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Zakeet

The Raiders were the only AFC West team to not make the playoffs, including the former AFC West Seahawks. Just thought I’d mention that.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 4:26:40 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kirkwood
Wow. $5 an hour... I can afford to have my own cheerleaders.

I think most pro cheerleaders do it more for the ego-boost, the brag-factor, and being in a position to meet some very wealthy guys.

14 posted on 01/22/2014 4:27:47 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Free publicity for modeling.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 4:32:37 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Zakeet

             

16 posted on 01/22/2014 4:41:59 PM PST by tomkat (here for the article(s)
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To: tet68
I see 4.5, but it's a woefully small photo !   d:^(
17 posted on 01/22/2014 4:44:38 PM PST by tomkat (here for the article(s)
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To: Kirkwood

I would gladly hire any of them as models and would pay better.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 5:13:19 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Zakeet

“fined for... bringing the wrong pop-poms to practice”

I hate it when that happens.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 5:19:13 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: vette6387

I was referring the fact the pic’s were posted.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 5:31:35 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Zakeet

Flew on a flight full of Raider cheerleaders once and had 6 of them talking around me. Think of the dumbest girl in your high school. And the phrase dumber than a box of rocks.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 5:36:59 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: ArmstedFragg

I wonder how many different pom poms did they have?


22 posted on 01/22/2014 5:42:00 PM PST by xp38
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To: Drango

“Think of the dumbest girl in your high school. And the phrase dumber than a box of rocks.”

That’s a wonderful thing, beautiful, gullible and dumb. I’m just kidding of course. Really.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 5:47:46 PM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Zakeet; a fool in paradise

Must be the ones who didn’t succeed in marrying any of the thugs or team millionaire hangers-on.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 5:49:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Zakeet

Bottom line is there are women lining up who would do it for free. Hard to get decent compensation when that happens. Sorta’ like small town radio. Teenagers will work for free.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 5:54:47 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Zakeet; a fool in paradise
I'd like to see the same pitcher before, i.e. sans makeup. Since we can't have it, to get a pitcher in your mind, multiply Wendy by 40 (yes, I did count them.)


26 posted on 01/22/2014 5:55:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Drango

A gal from I went to high school with went on to be a Raiderette. Cute and an airhead. It probably was a dream job for her. I wonder what she’s doing now.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 5:55:36 PM PST by csvset
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To: vette6387

When the Raiders left Oakland is when they
first turned to crap. One word......Hollywood.
They lost their working class appeal and became
caricatures of themselves. Nobody bought the
“badass” because it became the image and not
reality. When they came back to Oaktown they bought
the Hollywood image back with them although the
old school bar hopping w/the fans was on it’s way out
anyway due to mega contracts and a change of NFL
player mentality.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 5:59:35 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: PapaBear3625
"I think most pro cheerleaders do it more for the ego-boost, the brag-factor, and being in a position to meet some very wealthy guys."

Yes. This is NOT exactly "news". I don't know of a pro football cheerleader that makes anything but a paltry wage. Standard is around $100 per game, and it's a LOT of work, too.

Sure they can make $ doing appearances and signing autographs, but no way you can make a living at it.

I think it's mostly prestige.

At least the Raiderettes make more than the Bears, Packers, NY Jets, NY Giants, Lions, and Browns cheerleaders.

29 posted on 01/22/2014 6:06:28 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Oops, forgot the Steelers. I don’t think they have cheerleaders either.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 6:09:28 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: Zakeet
And then they remember, the work for the Oakland Raiders! ;)


31 posted on 01/22/2014 6:11:04 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Revolting cat!

You’ll have to pour more effort into it before you urn the right to more pitchers:)


32 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:59 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: boop
Oops, forgot the Steelers. I don't think they have cheerleaders either.

Yeah, they do. They feature 2 blacks, and the rest are Polish-Americans….

33 posted on 01/22/2014 7:32:49 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: xp38

As a devoted follower of the Houston Texan Cheerleaders, I can authoritatively say “lots of ‘em”.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 10:47:27 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: dljordan

Part of the training these days is media classes. As a result, it’s not unusual to see half a dozen cheerleader interviews and hear each of them say exactly the same thing. “I’m really excited about having this wonderful opportunity to represent....”

Then again, if the audience is listening to them, they’re not doing it right.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 10:56:57 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: boop
Sure they can make $ doing appearances and signing autographs, but no way you can make a living at it. I think it's mostly prestige.

Exactly. She can have her pick of guys. How many red-blooded heterosexual males wouldn't like to be able to say "I'm dating a Raiders cheerleader"?

36 posted on 01/23/2014 3:01:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dljordan

That would be fun.....
‘Why, yes I am a leading expert on under water basket weaving and I make 6 figures. Want to come back to my hotel so I can show you my technique”.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 5:48:53 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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