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Cheerleader files lawsuit against NFL, cites low pay

Cheerleader files lawsuit against NFL, cites low pay


THE RAIDERS HAVE NO COMMENT. WE REACHED OUT AND LACEY T JOINS ME NOW. WELCOME. NICE TO HAVE YOU ON.>>THANK YOU.>>TO BE CLEAR, WE ARE NOT GIVING YOUR LAST NAME BECAUSE YOUR CONTRACT PREVENTS YOU FROM REVEALING YOUR LAST NAME. WE WILL GO WITH LACEY. YOU KNEW SIGNING UP FOR THE JOB WHAT YOU WOULD BE PAID. WHY DID YOU TAKE THE JOB?>>YEAH, SO WHEN WE ARE DOING OUR CONTRACT, YES, IT DOES SAY IN THE CONTRACT THAT IS WHAT WE WILL BE PAID. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND MY MIND FRAME AND EVERYONE ELSE’S AT THAT MOMENT. WE WORKED EXTREMELY HARD TO MAKE THIS TEAM. THIS IS OUR DREAM JOB. IN THAT MOMENT IT’S TO SAY THAT IT’S LIKE WHERE DO I SIGN. LET’S MAKE IT OFFICIAL AND GET THE SEASON STARTED.>>THE CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT. I’M UNDER CONTRACT. I’M NOT SURE I CAN CHANGE THAT. IT’S LEGAL. IT’S BINDING. IT’S ON PAPER. TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE UPSET WITH SPECIFICALLY.>>SO SOON AFTER THE SEASON STARTED AND I SIGNED THIS LEGAL CONTRACT AS YOU SAY, I STARTED HAVING FEELINGS THAT MAYBE THINGS WERE NOT SO LEGAL. I WAS WORKING THREE TIMES A WEEK WITH PRACTICES AND GOING TO EVENTS AND PAYING SO MUCH MONEY OUT OF POCKET. AT THAT MOMENT, I REALIZED THIS IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN THE NBA. I DIDN’T HAVE OUST POCKET EXPENSES WHEN I DANCED FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AND PAID AN HOURLY WAGE AND IT DIDN’T MATTER IF IT WAS PRACTICE OR PHOTO SHOOTS. I RECEIVED A PAYCHECK EVERY TWO WEEKS. MY HUSBAND SAID LACEY, LET’S GET A SECOND OPINION ON THIS. AT THAT MOMENT WHEN I SAT DOWN WITH THIS GREAT TEAM OF LAWYERS, THEY SAID THIS CONTRACT HAS THE MOST ILLEGAL PROVISIONS I HAVE SEEN IN AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING IN EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR 25 YEARS. WHEN YOU SAY IT’S BINDING AND ALL THAT, WHEN YOU TAKE INTO EFFECT — >>YOU CAN HIRE LAWYERS AND TRY TO FIGHT CONTRACTS. YOU TALKED TO YOUR HUSBAND, BUT WHAT ABOUT FELLOW RAIDER ETS. CAN YOU HAVE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT HERE?>>I’M THE CLASS CENTATIVE AND I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. I HAD SOME POSITIVE SUPPORT FROM RAIDER ETS AND THEY CONTACTED ME. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT’S VERY SCARY. THIS IS OUR DREAM JOB. WE WORK EXTREMELY HARD TO BE ON THIS TEAM AND TO MAINTAIN OUR SPOT ON THE TEAM. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SCARED. THE MEDIA ATTENTION IS INTIMIDATING FOR MOST PEOPLE. TO GET THEIR NAME OUT THERE AND POTE

29 thoughts on “Cheerleader files lawsuit against NFL, cites low pay”

  1. They should be paid fairly. Cheerleaders are a huge source of entertainment at football games and football is big business. It's gender discrimination.

  2. Cheerleading is a relatively low skilled job so why are they complaining about low wages? I can even tell that she isn't very well educated with her choppy speaking…

  3. If I was the raiders once this lawsuit ends fire the bitch! This just shows that money is more important to you then the team/fans your cheering for.

  4. after they take care of this fucking lawsuit disband the fucking cheersquad bigger headache then this team needs i go to watch football its not like their out their in thongs 

  5. These girls don't realize that cheerleaders are not part of the franchise.  They are subcontracted as a separate entity as a business all their own.  The franchise does not pay them.  They pay an organization to carry out those functions.  These girls are swinging in the dark and accusing the league when the league couldn't care any less about the inner workings of that side of the business.  Besides, if those girls don't want the job,….theres plenty more who'd take it.  Its called capitalism folks.

  6. when I watch ufc I'm not there to see the ring girl but to watch the fights! there are fighter making less money per fight than those ring girl and why aren't the media cover this? fuck cnn!

  7. In high school and college, only the prettiest, hottest, sexiest girls were chosen.  They were treated like gold, royalty.  They got out of class, were exempt from the dress code, wiggled around in revealing clothes and got better grades from male (and sometimes female) teachers …. and suddenly they are unpaid or paid less than slave wages . . .  what a shock!  Besides, who can say that the NFL can't afford to pay these ladies a decent wage?  The bartender in short-shorts would get better pay and better hours.

  8. Yes I'm a woman and I don't think it's right the way you were treated but come on! get a real sport. you degrade women by your outfits, and Britney Spears dancing that's not cheerleading anymore

  9. EXCUSE ME!! You knew what you signed up for!! Do you think that you will be paid millions for entertaining the crowd and shaking your azz!! That is not a SKILL!! Strippers do the same thing and I don't see them complaining! Gloria, STOP THE MADNESS!!! 👎👎

  10. The NFL is a family and believe it or not cheerleading is a very, very strenuous and dangerous occupation. Women can be paired with other womans who are passive aggressive. Championships are won by spirit and for seedy managers to pretend that cheerleaders are hootchies that can be replaceable and worthless like this cartoon character with the microphone, they're wrong.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iaQopC6Wj44
    they should be treated as equals and fairly. they are not replaceable commodities that can be shoveled into a van a treated with disdain or verbally abused. ive been working at my job for over 2 years and having a cheer leader on our team makes it not only bearable but enjoyable. cheerleaders have to worry about the dangers of gravity, bad attitudes, commercialism and managerial greed that tried to cut away at the integrity and purity that is CHEER. ive been told i could be a base but im not going to do it unless i give it my all and go go go no matter what, no matter how fat or ugly i feel. equal pay, paternity leave and proper medical healthcare is not only right it is required for the proper functioning of the NFL and for America. A NFL cheerleader shoudlnt have to deal with verbal and sexual harassment from management only to have to wait tables at a Hooters just to pay rent and pay off student loans…

  11. this woman has abnormal pupils probably due to head trauma and looks in need of medical treatment not a…youre ok, shutup or i'll just replace you.

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