Buffalo Jills

"A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleading Problem"

It was 2014 when a group of former Buffalo Jills filed a lawsuit seeking compensation against their managers, the Buffalo Bills and the NFL. The Jills have not performed since, but the lawsuit remains active in a battle over fair pay and employment practices.

Friday evening at Buffalo's North Park Theatre, that struggle comes to the big screen in a new film called "A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleading Problem." WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with the director, Yu Gu, who will be at the showing to answer questions from the audience.

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A downstate lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require the National Football League classify its cheerleaders as employees. Those awaiting for movement in a lawsuit filed by former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders hope the bill can help get the Jills, idled since spring 2014, back on the sidelines.

Jills suspend all activities in wake of lawsuit

Apr 24, 2014
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All activities of the Buffalo Jills have been suspended until further notice.


A group of five former Buffalo Jills cheerleaders has filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, saying the football team exploited them by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State's minimum wage laws.