Political Action

Our Legislative & Political Priorities

Politics has such a strong impact on Local 881 members and their families. All that your Union has fought for can be erased by the single stroke of a politician’s pen. Local 881 is committed to protecting our hard-working members and improving the livelihoods of all working families.

Holding politicians accountable and supporting the issues that matter isn’t something we only do at the ballot box. Local 881 engages our elected representatives on essential workers’ issues and our legislative and regulatory priorities every day. We do everything we can to make sure elected officials do the right thing for Local 881 members.

Local 881 fights to protect workers and their families by opposing anti-worker legislation and supporting pro-worker bills at the local, state and national levels. Local 881 also supports political candidates – regardless of party affiliation – who promote the rights of workers and the interests of our members. It’s not the politician’s party that is important, it’s how he or she will vote on issues Local 881 members are most concerned about!

Federal Legislative Priorities:

    • Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

    • Food Worker Pay Standards Act

    • Support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    • Support the Seasonal Worker Solidarity Act

    • Support the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act

    • Support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act

State Legislative Priorities:

    • Paid Time Off for all Illinois Workers

    • Protecting frontline workers during pandemics

    • Supporting the Workers’ Rights Amendment

    • Passing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    • Expanding the Earned Income Credit (EIC)

    • Establishing an equitable and professional cannabis industry

Stephen Campbell

Legislative and Political Director

Union dues CANNOT be used for political contributions!

Local 881 raises money separately through The Local 881 UFCW Political Action (PAC) Fund. The 881 Pac Fund is dedicated to advocating for, and protecting the interests of Local 881 members. By joining with other Local 881 members we can use our contributions and strength in numbers to help elect candidates who are willing to fight for us!

The Local 881 UFCW Political Action (PAC) Fund only supports candidates (regardless of party affiliation), organizations, and ballot initiatives that will help improve the lives of Local 881 members and working families.

To sign up, talk to your Union Representative!