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dewilson58
04-28-2014, 07:29 AM
NFL Cheerleaders: We're not even making minimum wage

A lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders was the first of several this year filed by cheerleaders against their NFL teams.


Several current and former cheerleaders are suing their NFL employers over pay.

Three separate suits filed against the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals describe contracts that don't guarantee the minimum wage and claim the cheerleaders are vastly underpaid.

The suits say cheerleaders also aren't compensated for equipment they must buy, practices they must attend and community appearances they must make. Cheerleaders must meet exacting hair, makeup and uniform standards set by the team and keep up with physical fitness requirements, according to court documents.

One former cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, Alexa Brenneman, said she was paid no more than $90 for each game and worked 10 games. Including $75 for a public appearance, she said she was paid $855 for the 2013 season and worked "well over 300 hours a year."

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Richard1366
04-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Welcome to the law of supply and demand.. She is not forced to be an NFL cheerleader and if she leaves there are probably hundreds of beautiful women to take her place no matter what the pay.

zcaveman
04-28-2014, 06:43 PM
I am sure they signed a contract when the made the team. I wonder if all of these items were covered.

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2BNTV
04-29-2014, 08:14 AM
NFL Cheerleaders: We're not even making minimum wage

A lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders was the first of several this year filed by cheerleaders against their NFL teams.


Several current and former cheerleaders are suing their NFL employers over pay.

Three separate suits filed against the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals describe contracts that don't guarantee the minimum wage and claim the cheerleaders are vastly underpaid.

The suits say cheerleaders also aren't compensated for equipment they must buy, practices they must attend and community appearances they must make. Cheerleaders must meet exacting hair, makeup and uniform standards set by the team and keep up with physical fitness requirements, according to court documents.

One former cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, Alexa Brenneman, said she was paid no more than $90 for each game and worked 10 games. Including $75 for a public appearance, she said she was paid $855 for the 2013 season and worked "well over 300 hours a year."

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My point of view is that some teams in the NFL are cheapskates.!!!!! They want to rake in the revenue, and shortchange the little people.

Some teams are run like a class organization and their halftime entertainment is better than the cheapskayes.

How much revenue is generated by the cheerleaders, should be reflected in how much they are paid. Less then $3 an hour is mind boggling. Less then half the price to buy a beer, in a stadium.

If the college football players can sue the university and win, then maybe the cheerleaders should unionize and strart getting paid their real value.

IMHO!

Taltarzac725
04-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Catherine Rampell: Pity the NFL cheerleader. Really. - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/catherine-rampell-pity-the-nfl-cheerleader-really/2014/04/28/df331bc4-cf08-11e3-a6b1-45c4dffb85a6_story.html)

With such a personal cost for doing this work, you wonder why so many woman would want to do this? Glamour, meeting famous people, being the object of many people's affection even if this is only for physical grace and beauty.