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Raiderette sues team, saying Raiders didnít pay cheerleaders minimum wage
Yahoo ^ | January 22, 2014 | Frank Schwab

Posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:25 PM PST by BulletBobCo

If you were looking for a good punch line for the Oakland Raiders, a woman named Lacy T. provided enough for an entire offseason.

The Raiders, who lost their final six games of the season and haven't been in the playoffs since the 2002 season, don't even pay their cheerleaders minimum wage. That's what Lacy T. said in a lawsuit against the team, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Chronicle reported that the suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, is a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of 40 current Raiderettes and other former team cheerleaders from the past four years. Lacy T. (who isn't identified by her last name for security reasons, which is in line with a team policy) wants other NFL cheerleaders to join the suit too.

"I love being a Raiderette, but someone has to stand up for all of the women of the NFL who work so hard for the fans and the teams," Lacy T. said in a statement released by her lawyer, according to the Chronicle. "I hope cheerleaders across the NFL will step forward to join me in demanding respect and fair compensation."

The Raiderettes make $125 per home game, not enough to cover the games, charity appearances, practice and the team's swimsuit calendar photo shoot. Lacy T. claims that's less than $5 an hour, and on top of that the team makes them pay for travel and hits them with fines. They also have to pay for accessories like fake eyelashes, the Chronicle story said, and a team-selected hairstylists. The fines seem fairly ridiculous. Here's what the Chronicle wrote about them:

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:25 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Did Lacy T wear one?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 10:14:50 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: BulletBobCo

>> The Raiderettes make $125 per home game, not enough to cover the bla bla bla

Give me a break. They joined up for the extracurricular benefits. Like meeting Mi$ter Right. Although Richie Rich will do in a pinch.

How long is the line at tryouts? Hmmm?


3 posted on 01/22/2014 10:20:18 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: BulletBobCo

What a boob...


4 posted on 01/22/2014 10:20:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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5 posted on 01/22/2014 10:22:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Vendome

6 posted on 01/22/2014 10:23:45 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NonValueAdded

7 posted on 01/22/2014 10:26:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BulletBobCo

They could make MUCH more on the open market!


8 posted on 01/22/2014 10:27:03 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: BenLurkin

Is this some kind of bust?


9 posted on 01/22/2014 10:29:38 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Maybe they are supposed to collect from the players they service.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:31:20 PM PST by dalereed
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To: BulletBobCo
They also have to pay for accessories like fake eyelashes...

Honey, ain't nobody looking at your eye lashes.

11 posted on 01/22/2014 10:31:26 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: BulletBobCo
A contract is a contract, they knew what they were signing and wanted the
exposure and got it. They wanted the lime light, and got it. They wanted
side deals that paid more, and got it. They wanted that contract, and got it.

Read the contract.

12 posted on 01/22/2014 10:32:55 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: BulletBobCo

The BEST Cheerleaders, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, get paid....150 per week. Nowhere near minimum wage.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 10:34:56 PM PST by Sporke
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To: BulletBobCo

...just call it an internship


14 posted on 01/22/2014 10:39:23 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BulletBobCo

I would care if this were about Broncos cheer leaders.... Raiders?
Not so much.

/s


15 posted on 01/22/2014 10:39:54 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: BenLurkin

I meant whatboobs!


16 posted on 01/22/2014 10:40:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BulletBobCo

Hey...I just posted this cause I knew the pics would follow. :)


17 posted on 01/22/2014 10:42:49 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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I was always under the impression that this was one of those jobs that salary didn’t matter, it was the perks....

Way back when, while stationed in DC I was an usher at the Senators ball games...
Plush job....get to see free ball games, reduced (if not free) stuff from the concession stands, and to REALLY sweeten the pot, got about 4 a game. That was in 61-62.
Sure beat the ‘P’ out of the 6 bucks a night I made setting pins as a 14 yo in a bowling alley, working double alley, double shift 5 nights a week....However in 53-54 30 bucks a week (plus weekends/tips) was some pretty decent money for a teenager.....

Next thing you know ‘they’ will be saying there isn’t enough money in cleaning the ‘viewing booths at adult theaters’ (Well, I will concede that there isn’t enough money for that - then again, guess I haven’t been needy enough to get in that trade) IMNSHO, even that beats welfare/unemployment.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 10:45:22 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Sporke
The BEST Cheerleaders, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, get paid....150 per week. Nowhere near minimum wage.

And absolutely nowhere near what they are worth. I only wish I could comfort each one of them individually for how they are exploited because I am a guy who cares.

19 posted on 01/22/2014 10:49:18 PM PST by Robwin
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To: BulletBobCo

You girls were supposed to screw the players and take all their money, you dumb clucks.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 10:50:31 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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