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:

Cannabis Dispensaries
Grow Facilities
Hardware Stores
Furniture Stores
Independent Clothing Stores

Shoe Stores
Community Activist Organizations
Mental Health Centers
Nursing Homes
Union Administration Offices
Prison Barber-shops

Veteran’s Homes
Select Honey Baked Ham Stores
a Bagel Factory
Liquor Stores
Lumber Stores
Optometry Offices

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

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


Five Lawrence Square, Suite 110
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 544-05554

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