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    Raiderettes get $1.25 mil in settlement

    The Raiderettes had reason to cheer Wednesday, as the the proceeds from a $1.25 million settlement was distributed to nearly 100 women who worked as cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders.

    The lawsuit, the first filed on behalf of cheerleaders in the NFL, claimed the Raiders failed to pay their cheerleading squad minimum wage for the hours they worked, failed to pay overtime, and failed to reimburse thousands of dollars of incurred expenses from 2010-14.
    “Our clients have now been paid the equivalent of minimum wage for all of the hours they worked and have been reimbursed for their out-of-pocket expenses,” attorney Sharon Vinick said in a statement from Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, the attorneys for the class members. “It is important to note that paying these women minimum wage doesn’t represent the value that these hard-working women bring to the Game Day Experience.”

    Women who danced as Raiderettes for multiple seasons will receive over $20,000.

    The class action suit was brought by Raiderettes Lacy T. and Sarah G., whose identities are protected. There were then similar lawsuits filed by members of other NFL dance squads, and teams have adjusted their pay practices.
    “I never dreamed that my decision to find a lawyer and file a lawsuit would lead to the kind of sweeping changes we have seen for the women of the NFL,” Lacy T. said in the statement from her lawyers. “It’s pretty breathtaking. But as a mom, it makes me proud to know I’ve stood up for myself, other women, and my daughters.”

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    Cool pay them.

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