Skip to comments.Raiderette sues team, saying Raiders didnít pay cheerleaders minimum wage
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:
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Did Lacy T wear one?
>> 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?
What a boob...
They could make MUCH more on the open market!
Is this some kind of bust?
Maybe they are supposed to collect from the players they service.
Honey, ain't nobody looking at your eye lashes.
Read the contract.
The BEST Cheerleaders, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, get paid....150 per week. Nowhere near minimum wage.
...just call it an internship
I would care if this were about Broncos cheer leaders.... Raiders?
Not so much.
I meant whatboobs!
Hey...I just posted this cause I knew the pics would follow. :)
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.
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.
You girls were supposed to screw the players and take all their money, you dumb clucks.
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