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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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To: BulletBobCo

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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To: BulletBobCo

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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To: Nervous Tick
"How long is the line at tryouts? Hmmm?"

So when 5000 people line up for 200 part-time jobs at Wal-mart, should Walmart be allowed to pay them less than minimum wage, given the current laws?

Maybe it's just jobs where girls where skimpy outfits that deserve less than minimum wage?

21 posted on 01/22/2014 10:51:50 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Nervous Tick
"How long is the line at tryouts? Hmmm?"

So when 5000 people line up for 200 part-time jobs at Wal-mart, should Walmart be allowed to pay them less than minimum wage, given the current laws?

Maybe it's just jobs where girls where skimpy outfits that deserve less than minimum wage?

22 posted on 01/22/2014 10:51:51 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: DannyTN

I must be seeing double...


23 posted on 01/22/2014 10:58:15 PM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Dexter Morgan

It’s the cheerleader pictures, or maybe I double posted once again. Nah, it’s the cheerleader pictures.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 11:01:47 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: BenLurkin

I once dated an -ette for a different team but I think those might have her beat :)


25 posted on 01/22/2014 11:03:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Robwin

“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 are a true patriot! :-D


26 posted on 01/22/2014 11:08:39 PM PST by Sporke
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To: dalereed

I thought they did it for the experience and their resume when they went into the Porn industry....


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:09:01 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Cheerleaders are for college teams. Real pro teams don’t have cheerleaders.

They should have them for Rugby when the Polynesian Cannibals start doing the Hanukkah. The cheerleaders should be out there leg kicking and flashing their pom poms.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:16:05 PM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
...just call it an internship

At least interns used to get a wad of Bill's every now and then...

29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:18:26 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mindburglar
Cheerleaders are for college teams. Real pro teams don’t have cheerleaders.

Yeah, like the Detroit Lions. They've never had cheerleaders! And it shows in their incredible professional work levels and excellence on the football field!

30 posted on 01/22/2014 11:32:03 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: BenLurkin
Wow! Talk about getting to first base!
31 posted on 01/23/2014 12:22:05 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BulletBobCo

No doubt their cheerleaders score more than the Raiders do.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 12:26:19 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Yossarian

Except for them and Cleveland.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 1:43:02 AM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: BulletBobCo

That’s terrible! They can’t even afford their industrial strength bras with that salary.

Of course, they had NO idea what the pay was when they were hired.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 2:51:00 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: BulletBobCo

Run the ball 50 yds, baby, your pay will go up.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 5:05:30 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: BulletBobCo
"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

How adorable, now is dinner ready?

36 posted on 01/23/2014 7:20:35 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Nice. I saw what you did there.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 7:22:09 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Veggie Todd
Is this some kind of bust?

Well... it's very impressive, yes, but we need to ask you a few questions.

38 posted on 01/23/2014 8:39:32 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: Repeat Offender

Did they include tips in their wages?


39 posted on 01/23/2014 8:40:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Veggie Todd

Yes, very impressive.

But we’re here on police business.


40 posted on 01/23/2014 11:27:36 AM PST by DPMD
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