Raiderettes

The Raiderettes, the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, perform during the Oakland Raiders preseason game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Reclassify Pro Sports Cheerleaders As Team Employees With Wage Protections

A Southern California lawmakers is working to improve the status of professional sports cheerleaders, who lack wage protections and rights allotted to other team workers.

01/30/2015

Raiderettes dance during a game between the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiderette Cheerleader Wage Lawsuit Proceeds Despite Unfavorable Federal Ruling

A federal investigation into how the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad gets paid found no violations of federal minimum wage laws, a ruling that does not shield the team from a lawsuit over Raiderette pay filed in state court.

03/20/2014

The Raiderettes preform their routine during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on January 14, 2001. The Ravens defeated the Raiders 16-3. (Photo by:  Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiderette Cheerleader Sues Team Over ‘Flagrant Violation’ Of Wage Laws

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

01/22/2014

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The Personalities Of Raiders Tailgating

Around the Coliseum parking lots, you’ll feel lots of character – the character of Raider Nation. Here’s a look at several of the “cities” within the Raider Nation of tailgating.

11/11/2012