January 28, 2022 Press Releases

Casten Endorsed by UFCW Local 881 in Re-Election Campaign

Downers Grove, IL — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) announced he has been endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881, which represents tens of thousands of workers employed in retail food and drug stores throughout Illinois.

“Rep. Sean Casten is a progressive champion who always stands with working people and has a clear record of bringing people together,” said Steve Powell, President of UFCW Local 881. “We can’t afford to lose his voice in Congress and that’s why we’re proud to endorse him.”

Rep. Casten has previously been endorsed by seven other unions and also received the recommendation for re-election by the DuPage County Build and Construction Trades Council, which is composed of 30 unions throughout the Chicagoland area. Working people and labor unions across the 6th District are strongly backing Rep. Sean Casten and his record of fighting for working families.

“Strong unions are essential to a strong and equitable economy,” said Rep. Sean Casten. “In Congress, I’ve always worked to protect workers’ rights and am proud of my 100% voting score from the AFL-CIO. I’m honored to have the endorsements of a union that represents so many working people across the 6th District and our state.”

UFCW Local 881 is committed to working hard to ensure their union and family members in the Sixth District learn of their endorsements of Rep. Casten and turn out to vote in June’s primary.