Maybe their smiles were hiding the discontent. But according to a lawsuit filed against the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, current and former Raiderettes were paid only $1,250 per season—about $5 an hour for the work they performed, which included game-day cheerleading, rehearsing and appearing at special events. The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, claims wage theft and other unfair employment practices.
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