2/22/16 Brad Schneider Earns Endorsement of Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers


Union cites Schneider’s record fighting for working families

Today, Democrat Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced the endorsement of Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers.

“Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers are proud to give proven leader, Brad Schneider our endorsement,” said Ronald Powell President, Local 881 and UFCW International Vice President. “Brad has always understood the values and priorities of working men and women and how important it is that we have an economy that works for everyone. We’re excited to help him get back to Congress.”

“I’m grateful to have once again earned the support of the UFCW Local 881 and their 34,000 members,” said Brad Schneider. “I will always be someone that labor can count on to advocate for them in Washington and I’m looking forward to returning to Congress to finish the work I started, fighting for a higher minimum wage, for comprehensive immigration reform, and workers’ rights.”

Three weeks out from the March 15th primary election, Schneider’s campaign continues to build strong momentum, picking up support from elected officials and organized labor. Key endorsements include Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Secretary of State Jesse White, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois AFL-CIO, SEIU Illinois State Council, Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers.

 Local 881 is an autonomous Local Union chartered by the UFCW International that represents 34,000 members who work throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Members are primarily employed in the retail food and drug industry, as well as a variety of other retail segments. In addition, Local 881 has a professional division comprised of barbers, nursing home and health care employees, cosmeticians, and workers in other service areas. The diversity of the membership includes such occupations as optical technicians; clothing, furniture, bakery, and auto parts store clerks; nurses; and many more.