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An extraordinary win for the Raiders' cheerleaders
An extraordinary win for the Raiders' cheerleaders

On July 1, about six months after being hit with a wage theft lawsuit that generated worldwide attention, the Oakland Raiders shipped out a new contract to the 40 members of its Raiderettes cheerleading squad, who call themselves "football's fabulous females." The two-page document represents something almost revolutionary in the world of NFL cheerleading: a guarantee that the Oakland Raiders will no longer rip off the women who enliven its sidelines and work as team ambassadors when they are not performing. The cheerleaders will now be earning $9 an hour. Yeah, hardly a pretty penny, but a whopping raise. In past seasons, Raiderettes earned $125 per game for 10 games, and...

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