Cheering for a Small Wage and Looking to Change the System

Some weekend reading: Earlier this year, we had a short post about how the cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders were suing for wage theft. At ESPN Magazine, Amanda Hess has a really good feature story about Lacy T., the cheerleader who “filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court alleging that the Raiders fail to pay their cheerleaders minimum wage for all hours worked, withhold pay until the end of the season, require cheerleaders to cover their own business expenses, don’t provide lunch breaks and impose fines for minor infractions — all of which, according to the suit, constitute violations of the California Labor Code.”



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