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The Oakland Raiderettes at a Raiders home game against the Atlanta Falcons in November of 2008. Courtesy Wikimedia
The Oakland Raiderettes at a Raiders home game against the Atlanta Falcons in November of 2008. Courtesy Wikimedia
—Written by Genevieve Bookwalter

Wednesday's big news came from Alameda Patch, with a story about an Oakland Raiderette suing the team. From the story:

“A member of the Oakland Raiderettes cheerleading squad sued the football team in Alameda County Superior Court today (Wednesday), alleging that the club is in "flagrant violation" of an array of California wage and employment laws.”

“The Raiderette, identified in the lawsuit as Lacy T., claims the Oakland Raiders club doesn't pay the cheerleaders for all the time they spend working, withholds pay until the end of the season, and forces them to pay some of their own business expenses.”

“[Editor's note: the San Francisco Chronicle has identified Lacy T. as a 27-year-old Alameda resident. You may read the complete Chronicle article here.]”

“The lawsuit seeks to be certified as a class action on behalf of all present and former Raiderettes who cheered for the team since 2010.”

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MichaelJ January 23, 2014 at 08:01 PM
how about we pay the players at the end of the season? these girls are dedicated and put on a show for the public showing team spirit. They want you to feel good about being a fan. You would think they would be treated like team members. Millionaires making millions while nickel and dimming the regular folks...

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