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A major victory for NFL cheerleaders as Raiders double dancers' wages
A major victory for NFL cheerleaders as Raiders double dancers' wages

Half a year after being slapped with a wage theft lawsuit by two former cheerleaders, the Oakland Raiders have dramatically increased the wages and improved the working conditions of their professional cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes.   According to the contract presented by the Raiders to its 2014-15 squad, the new wages will more than double the meager amount the team was paying the women who enliven its sidelines, function as team ambassadors and are professional athletes in their own right. Previously, the team paid a flat wage of $125 per game, payable in a lump sum (minus illegal deductions for all sorts of ridiculous infractions) at the end of each season. From now on, the...

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