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Effort to unionize NFL cheerleaders could be coming

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Prime Time, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. LesBaker

    LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    FFS give them a salary that's fair, set a number of public appearances and make sure the salary covers that and give them some money for legit expenses. It doesn't have to be crazy, it can be worked out.

    Honestly I have some reservations about the 300 hours worked claim. The math doesn't add up there.
  2. mr.stlouis

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    I hope so. They're vastly underpaid employees of a supremely rich organization. They deserve to be compensated fairly.
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    BTW I have NEVER been in a union , have issues with many of them, but this seems to be exactly why they came into being in the first place.[/QUOTE]

    I do belong to a union and yes, there are issues with them. I've seen a lot of people who should have been fired keep their jobs but in the long run, it's worth it for the living conditions of the good workers. There were reasons people died to organize unions back in the older days but that all seems forgotten now. This is starting to get political now so I'm dropping it like a hot potato. I'm learning!
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    NFL cheerleaders as a part of the game day experience are a joke. They have exactly zero impact on the fans or actual cheering. They are really cheesy dance squads and are passé at best, IMHO.

    I say cut them loose and give them additional time to pursue other employment. IMHO, it would have exactly zero impact on the league if they did so.

    For that reason, the cheerleaders have little negotiating leverage. The league is not a benevolent society. They are likely getting paid commensurate with the value they add.
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    I agree with this but it is part of an NFL tradition, not for all teams but for most. I wonder what the players think. Are the cheerleaders a distraction for them, or do they like having them there during the games?
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    They don't need to unionize in order to do that.
  7. mr.stlouis

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    Yeah, but I love unions. Its my political belief that it would pull the best opportunity for them. What would we look at between plays without chreerleaders? They're a beautiful part of the game, literally, and a potential strike would garner a ton of attention. They would get paid. It would stir up the delima of "Women's Rights" and the NFL would pay big money to not have that happen in their sport. They're in the most most popular sport in North America, that deserves a much higher compensation than they're getting. Union is the best option unless the owners decide to just pay them, unlikely.
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    That's a fair question.

    I would expect that they do not notice the cheerleaders on game day, and I would be disappointed in the lack of focus of any player that did.