Wow, I hadn't heard of this until now.
Chicago Teamsters Local 727 has reached a $275,000 settlement with whistleblower Anne Stuart, who sued the local in 2013 for sex discrimination in a case that shines a light on the nepotism, sexism and corruption that has dominated the Teamsters’ movie division in Chicago since the days of the Great Depression.

Stuart, however, only got 25% of the payout — the rest went to her lawyers.

Last February, Local 727’s boss John T. Coli Sr. was kicked out of his $300,000-a-year job as secretary-treasurer after he was indicted for extorting $325,000 – “by the wrongful use of fear of economic loss from threatened work stoppages” – from Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the city’s largest production center. Fox’s Empire and Dick Wolf’s NBC shows Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med are among the productions filmed there.

A trial is pending, but Coli has been permanently expelled from the union. His son, John Coli Jr., now runs the local.