Report sheds light on the work and administrative culture of the Las Vegas Raiders
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – In a detailed and lengthy article Friday night, The New York Times exposes a pattern of dysfunction within the organization after speaking with “more than a dozen former employees” who described issues ranging from an environment work environment hostile to underpaid employees.
The New York Times highlights the firing and/or resignation of several of the team’s eight senior executives since the organization’s move to Las Vegas, including the most recent departure of former Raiders president Dan Ventrelle. , which echoed the volatility within the organization. “I stand firm in my decision to elevate these issues to protect the organization and its employees,” Ventrelle said last week.
The report reveals that more than a dozen former employees were interviewed by The New York Times, and some of them spoke anonymously due to signed nondisclosure agreements. Other employees have come forward citing issues plaguing the NFL franchise, including mismanagement of finances, missed payments, creditor issues and other issues.
Nicole Adams is one of the employees who spoke to The New York Times. She worked in the Raiders’ human resources department for five years and told the New York Times that she filed a lawsuit against the team with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.
The New York Times also spoke with Nicolle Reeder, a former Raiders employee. She “filed a lawsuit in 2020 on behalf of herself and other game day employees. She accused the team of violating labor laws by denying them necessary rest and meal breaks and not paying wages on time” and settled the lawsuit for $325,000.
The New York Times headlined the article, “The Las Vegas Raiders’ ‘Stone Age’ disarray and dysfunction.” The Stone Age quip appears to come from Nicole Adams, who told The Times, “The Raiders kind of operate in the Stone Age.”
The report says the workers were “systematically underpaid,” resulting in escalating lawsuits and more than $1 million in settlements paid to date and possibly more expected in pending filings.
Raiders management was asked for comment by The New York Times but did not immediately respond to the request. The full report can be read here.
8 News Now has also reached out to the Raiders for comment on the story from The New York Times, but has not received a response as of this story’s publication date.