Steven is the President at Local 881 and UFCW International Vice President
Steve Powell was elected to serve as the President of Local 881 in 2019. In addition to leading Local 881 as President, he also serves Vice President on the UFCW International Executive Board. Steve began his career in the Labor Movement in 1985 as a Union Representative for Local 881. In 1991, Steve was asked to serve the UFCW International Union in Washington, DC as the Director of Political Affairs. Steve returned to Local 881 in 1995 to serve as the Executive Vice President until he was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 1999. In addition to his duties with the Local and International Union he is also serves as Vice President on the Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board, Trustee for the UFCW Midwest Health Benefits Fund, Chairman of the Indiana Calumet Region Health and Welfare Fund, and Trustee for the UFCW Local 655 Health and Welfare Fund.