You know things are getting bad when your own cheerleaders turn against you.
"It's as if the Raiders' owners believe that the laws that protect all workers in California just don't apply to them," attorney Sharon Vinick told the San Jose Mercury News.
"The club controls our hairstyle and makeup, and we have to foot the bill," said the lead plaintiff, Lacy T., identified that way in the suit for security reasons. "We also have to pay the costs for traveling to all kinds of events, including photo shoots. ... I love the Raiders and I love being a Raiderette, but someone has to stand up for all of the women of the
The suit alleges that the Raiderettes are paid only $1,250 a year.
"I have never seen an employment contract with so many illegal provisions," Vinick said.
The Raiders have not yet commented on the suit.