Cheerleaders vs. NFL Teams: A Fair-Wage Fight

The Wall Street Journal published Cheerleaders vs. NFL Teams: A Fair-Wage Fight, discussing the ongoing wage disputes with NFL cheerleaders.

There is no professional organization for NFL cheerleaders, and they aren’t members of unions. Pay varies widely across the league. The Jets’ “Flight Crew” earned $150 a game last year, according to court papers. The Ben-Gals were paid $90 if they cheered on the field during last season’s games and $45 if they visited with fans elsewhere in the stadium. Lawsuits against those teams focus on the allegation that the women weren’t paid for rehearsal hours.