After 3 years of show, a decision has finally been made in the Boston Teamsters/Top Chef trial.  Local 25 members John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli, and Michael Ross were found not guilty of charges that they attempted to shake down the show for “unwanted, unneeded and superfluous services under the threat of violence and the fear of economic harm.”

The jury also ruled that the events that occurred on the IBT picket line on June 10, 2014 wherein Teamsters members showered the cast and crew with “racist, sexist and homophobic slurs” and slashed tires on nine production vehicles were all a part of a “legitimate labor dispute.”