Below is the first part of an article by Robin Abcarian from LAtimes.com. It reads...
A second Oakland Raiders cheerleader joined a landmark wage theft lawsuit against the NFL team on Tuesday.
Like Lacy T., the lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Sarah G. said she was paid substantially less than the minimum wage. Raiderettes, according to a copy of their contract in the lawsuit, earn $125 per game, or $1,250 per season.
"I had no idea that the contract I had been signing for past four seasons was illegal until Lacy filed the lawsuit," Sarah said in an interview Tuesday. "I did my own research ... and then I decided to come out and side with Lacy. I felt fooled."
The Raiderettes are not paid for thrice-weekly practices, nor for the minimum of 10 corporate or charity events they are required to attend. They are not reimbursed for travel or other out-of-pocket expenses, and they are fined for a variety of infractions.
They are told they are lucky to have the job -- which is true. The competition is intense to land a spot on the 40-woman squad.
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