About Us

Our Union

Local 881 UFCW represents 34,000 members employed in retail food and drug stores throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana, cannabis workers in Illinois, as well as a professional division comprised of health and nursing home workers, barbers and cosmetologists, and workers in other retail and service industries.
Local 881 is among the largest affiliates of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents 1.3 million members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Proud 881 Members

Local 881 is a diverse group of workers. In addition to Grocery stores, our proud Union members work at Pharmacies, Cannabis Dispensaries and Grow Facilities, Hardware Stores, Furniture Stores, Independent Clothing Stores, Office Supply Stores, Shoe Stores, Community Activist Organizations, Mental Health Centers, Nursing Homes, Union Administration Offices, Prison Barbershops, Mobile Blood Banks, Veteran’s Homes, select Honey Baked Ham Stores, a Bagel Factory, Liquor Stores, Lumber Stores, and Optometry Offices.

A few of the companies that have Local 881 Union Contracts:

Our Leadership

The members of Local 881 are served by three constitutional officers, including, President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recorder and thirty-five Vice Presidents.

Every major financial decision that is made is done with a vote from your elected Executive Board, which consists of rank-and-file members, just like you.

Read more about the Officers and Executive Board.

Our Offices

Serving our members in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana

Des Plaines

1350 E. Touhy Avenue, Suite 300E
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 294-5064

Serving our members in Central Illinois


534 South Second, Suite 201 D
Springfield, IL 62701

Serving our members in Southern Illinois


#1 Sunset Hills Executive Drive, Suite 102
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 692-6400 / (800) 322-4881 (IL only)


1616 W. Main Street, Suite 104
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-3828