Professional Cheerleaders And Dancers Rally For Higher Pay
NFL and NBA cheerleaders are fighting the pay system that keeps them earning less than minimum wage in some instances.By Lexie Hammesfahr | October 27, 2015
NFL and NBA cheerleaders are, well, cheering for a former Milwaukee Bucks dancer who is suing the NBA franchise for its flat-rate pay system for dancers. (Video via Milwaukee Bucks)
This lawsuit is the most recent legal battle professional sports leagues are facing for the insanely low pay for cheerleaders and dancers. The lawyer in the suit against the Bucks said minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25 an hour, yet dance team members can earn as little as $3.
This isn't just happening in Wisconsin. The Atlantic reports San Diego Chargers cheerleaders earn a measly $75 per home game. And Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders receive $100 for each of the 10 mandatory home-game appearances.