ABOUT US
Liquor and Allied Workers Local 3
We believe hard work should be
rewarded with a better life.
Let Local 3 improve yours.

How Local 3 Improves Lives

  1. Winning strong contracts for our members that put improvements in wages and working conditions in writing—
    no more wondering whether employers will honor their promises
  2. Representing individual members in talks with management when problems arise
  3. Providing a safe, confidential way for workers to get answers about their rights on the job without worrying about retaliation
    or making things awkward with their boss or coworkers
  4. Reaffirming for workers that they are worthy and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity
  5. Supporting political legislation that protects workers’ interests and fighting corporate-funded attacks
  6. Acting as watchdogs to counter the influence of high-paid industry lobbyists.
  7. Organizing together to tackle national and global trends
Winning strong contracts for our members that put improvements in wages and working conditions in writing— no more wondering whether employers will honor their promises
Representing individual members in talks with management when problems arise
Providing a safe, confidential way for workers to get answers about their rights on the job without worrying about retaliation
Reaffirming for workers that they are worthy and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity
Supporting political legislation that protects workers’ interests
Organizing together to tackle national and global trends
Our History

Our History

Local 3 is a labor union with a long, rich history. It was established in Illinois in January 1941, as a local affiliate to the Distillery Workers International Union. The founders of Local 3 came up in the time of “Repeal”- the repeal of the nationwide prohibition of alcohol that had been the law of the land. The re-legalization of alcohol manufacture and distribution created, almost overnight, a new industry with many new job opportunities. In its early days, unrepresented workers were often taken advantage of by wealthy business owners scrambling to secure their own advantages in the new industry.

Local 3’s mission was clear – to make those new jobs good ones, with high wages, benefits, security, and respect. The union organized workers in the distilling, distribution, and retailing segments of the new industry. We fought for, and achieved, collective bargaining agreements providing our members with top wages, benefits and working conditions. Over the many decades since our founding, we have a proven track record of continuous improvements for our members. A key component of our success has been our ability to work within the framework of both intense government regulation and labor law, to our members’ benefit.

LOCAL 3 HEADQUARTERS
7716 W Madison St
River Forest, IL
60305
WORKING HOURS
7:30AM- 4PM, Mon to Fri
CONTACT
organize@local3.org
312.243.4300