• UFCW 876


    A VOICE for Working America

  • 876 News

    Discover what your union is doing to advocate, protect and educate.

    Facebook review contests

    Each month, members who submit a review at www.facebook.com/UFCW876 become eligible to win a really great Michigan made, union made basket! December's winner was Vicki Foster at Kroger #409, see right, pictured with President Pedersen and Secretary-Treasurer Findlay.


    Want to get in on the fun? Leave a review by using the navigation links far left by clicking "Reviews." Mark how many stars (1-5) and a brief comment and you could be receiving a store visit!


    We Won't Fill Your Inbox - Promise!

    Join our email list today by clicking “Join My List” on the left navigation bar of the union’s Facebook. Only a monthly update will arrive in your inbox, with very few urgent matters if necessary.


    Hollywood Market Members Have Rights

    Members working at Hollywood Market have contractual rights when there is a store closing. Those who have been informed they have or will lose full time status due to store closings should contact Steve LeVey at 1-800-321-6406 extension #8628.


    Manage your health care plan anytime, anywhere with the Blue Cross mobile app


    Members participating with the Michigan UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund:

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield mobile app provides the tools and features to help you access information and make informed decisions from the convenience of your smartphone. View your deductible and out-of-pocket balances, review service claims and even find the best doctor or place to

    go for treatment.


    Search BCBSM within the Apple® App Store or Google® Play. Learn more today at BCBSM.com/app.


    Member PopUPs

    Your officers are making sure your union is available! The goal is to give back with new membership programs, events, and benefits. President Pedersen, Secretary-Treasurer Findlay and Recorder Escareno, have been making store and plant visits in an effort to reconnect and create a strong union community that has each other’s backs. “We want to be a local known for giving back to its members and that starts with honest dialogue. We will be hosting a variety of regional events where members can get to know us more and develop a relationship of open communication, so we can better understand how to utilize our resources to serve you,” Pedersen said. “We are looking forward to hearing from you, so be sure to talk to your representatives about upcoming events near you.


    Steward Nation!

    Steward business cards are a great way to connect! Orders can be requested at: info@ufcw876.org, type Steward Biz in the reason line.


    An effective steward has access to immediate, union intel and becomes the most reliable and accurate news-breaker in the workplace. A great way to do this is by joining our Steward Nation e-mail program.

    We won’t fill your in box - promise! Only your monthly Steward Edition and when important updates are warranted. We will not share your information with any other party.


    To do this, shoot an e-mail to the union hall at info@ufcw876.org and in the reason line type “Steward Nation!”


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  • 876 Member Advantage Series 2018


    *You must be a member in good standing of UFCW Local 876 to attend member events and to participate in member programs.

    Download the complete Member Advantage Series 2018 here.

    UFCW 876 is taking every opportunity to provide a variety of discounted adventures and workshops both educational and for networking. These events encourage open discussion and lively conversation with your union representatives and executive staff. Membership Pop-ups are also being planned throughout the year and will be announced on Facebook and Bulletins.

    2018 Academic & Textbook Scholarships

    Release date: January 15, 2018

    For over 10 years, UFCW 876 has been helping families with college tuition and textbook costs with five $2,000 academic scholarships and five $500 textbook scholarships. Available to members or the dependent of a member in good standing (continuous good standing with all dues fully paid for one year, as of April 30, 2018) are eligible.


    Scholarship applications are available January 15, 20918:  download your application here; or ask your member representative for a hard copy. Note it is two sided. Submittal deadline is April 30, 2018.



    Hey Stewards, you're invited!

    R.S.V.P. to the Steward Edu Conferences

    Attention all union stewards, you can still R.S.V.P. to the remaining 2018 Steward Edu Conferences scheduled throughout March; Midland and Traverse City.

    Need an copy of the invitation, click here.

    #ufcw #ufcw876 #876steward #getintheknow 🤓

    Pension Open Houses 2018
    Find out when & how you can collect your pension

    UFCW 876 Union Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    UFCW 876 members (spouses welcome) are encouraged to attend any one of these fun and free, monthly pension open houses which provide assistance with pension forms, payment options and health care options. First Wednesday of every month in 2018. Download a flyer here.

    January 17

    February 21

    March 21

    April 18
    May 16

    June 20

    August 15

    September 19

    October 17

    November 28

    No December meetings.

    876 Bowling Night!

    You're invited to the union's bowling night on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at three locations: Flint, Livonia and Monroe. Your $10 fee includes: 3 games, shoes, pizza, pop, raffles, 50/50, strike ball, first place team award and some great 876 swag! Get all the details and download your reservation form here.




  • Take Advantage of UFCW 876's Member Benefits

    FREE online college! Seriously, it's totally free.

    Available to all members in good standing, their children, AND their grandchildren, UFCW 876 is proud to announce its newest benefits program: free online college at Eastern Gateway Community College. The benefit covers the cost of tuition, fees, and books for participating degree programs at EGCC. Classes can be taken online at members’ convenience, so you don’t have to worry about fitting the classes into your busy or unpredictable schedule - you can make your classes work around you!


    Members can earn an Associates degree in one of ten available concentrations (please visit www.UFCWFreeCollege.org for a complete list of concentrations). Though members must apply to the school, there are no enrollment requirements except the completion of a high school diploma or GED. Members must also apply any employer or federal student aid to their tuition in order to receive the benefit.


    There are just 5 simple steps to enrollment: 1) Complete the union member verification form at www.UFCWFreeCollege.org, 2) Apply to Eastern Gateway Community College, 3) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - only grants need be applied to your tuition, no loans necessary! 4) Submit a High School Transcript or GED equivalent, and 5) Apply any available employer or veterans’ tuition assistance or reimbursement. That’s it!


    Class start dates for 2017 are May 30, August 21, and October 16. UFCW 876 is proud to offer members and their families the chance to earn an online degree from a regionally accredited school with no out-of-pocket expense to members and no need for loans! Start taking advantage of this great benefit today!

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    FREE pension assistance workshops

    Join us the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m..

    Find out when and how you can collect your pension with great assistance! UFCW 876 members are encouraged to attend a free pension assistance open house.


    January 17

    February 21

    March 21

    April 18
    May 16

    June 20

    August 15

    September 19

    October 17

    November 28


    UFCW 876 union hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071




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    UFCW 876 Scholarships

    Five $2,000 Academic; five $500 Textbook

    Eligible members, their children and/or dependents are encouraged to participate in our yearly scholarship opportunities. Scholarship applications are now available! The deadline for submittal is April 30 (by 4:30 p.m. or postmarked as such) deadline and will be awarded June 4, 2018.


    There are two types of scholarships available; five $2,000 Academic Scholarships and five $500 Textbook Scholarships.


    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Retiree Club

    Friends, Education and Adventure

    The Retiree Club is one of the largest in the nation. Annual events, educational and group travel keep the union hall filled with friendship, networking and fun. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. All retired 876 members are eligible to join the club for only $1 a month. E-mail your interest to join at info@ufcw876.org.

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    Union Plus Programs

    You work hard, and at Union Plus, we work hard for you. Since 1986, we’ve been supporting union members and their families through life’s celebrations, hardships, and everything in between. Check it out for great discounts from mortgages to movie tickets.

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    Your identity is unique. We can help keep it that way.

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. While it may not be possible to completely prevent identity theft, you can still take steps to protect yourself. One of the most efficient ways to help protect your identity is through credit monitoring. It is a great way to keep an eye on your credit files on a routine basis instead of on a yearly or sporadic basis. That is why your local 876 has partnered with Identity Guard® to offer members exclusive plan packages to make protecting your identity more feasible.

    Depending on your level of service, your identity protection plan may also offer a monthly credit report and score, which can help you better assess your finances, as wells as other features such as lost wallet protection or identity theft victim assistance. The identity theft protection service can also alert you when it detects certain activity that may indicate fraud, giving you a head start as you freeze fraudsters out of your accounts. Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to protecting your personal information. Learn more about Identity Guard® and plans available to members by going to www.identityguard.com/ufcw

  • UFCW 876 Worker Organizing

    Don't let your hard work go unrecognized. Get a voice in the workplace, contact our organizing department at 1.888.485.9671.

  • About Your Union

    We always strive for the best.

    Solid Contracts, Protections & Benefits 

    As a UFCW 876 member, you're protected by a legally-binding contract that's negotiated with member input and voted on by the members the contract covers. Your union contract features many benefits including: guaranteed wage increases; quality health insurance at a reasonable cost; employer-paid retirement plan; paid holidays and paid vacation; seniority rights, fair treatment from management and no discipline without just cause.

    Who Is UFCW 876?

    UFCW 876's nearly 19,000 members work at Adhesive Systems, Alexander & Hornung, Inc., AmCane Sugar, Bonnie Maid Products, Cattleman's Meat and Produce, CVS Pharmacy, Darling International, Dearborn Sausage Company, Diversified Chemical Technologies, Diversity, Inc., Hollywood Markets, Howard Finishing, Koegel Meats, The Kroger Company, Antolin St. Clair, Medstar Ambulance, Oleson's Food Stores, PPG Industries, Food Center, Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods, Polly's Food Service, Provincial House, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Riverside Market, Smith Meat Packing, Society St. Vincent DePaul, Turri's Italian Foods, Twin City Foods, Inc., Winter Sausage and Wolverine Packing Company.

  • Components of the Union

    Programs that protect workers' hard-earned rights.

    Finding Your Member Representative

    Advocates in Your Workplace

    The union has a staff of member representatives who are your advocate in the workplace. They know your contract and are on duty 24/7 to protect your job and to maintain a fair work environment. You can find your member representative by calling 1-800-321-6406 and using the extensions listed below or by e-mail.



    Butterworth, Pete #8621


    Clark, Joe #8669


    Crim, Bill #8615


    Kubik, Steve #8682


    LaBeau, Jerry #8681


    Martin, Armando #8675


    McClanahan, Dawn #8676


    Michael, Steven #8671


    Morrison, John #8618


    Phipps, Bill #8672


    Teske, Rob #8623


    Thomas, Margaritte #8643


    Contractual Language Means What?!

    Contracts Are Your Written Guarantee

    There are nearly 50 different contracts reflecting over 18,000+ union members in 876. Although very detailed, a quick review reveals basic compondents: coverage, grievance procedure, paid time off, vacations, seniority, wages, hours and schedules. This language is your guarantee to a fair and safe work environment. 


    Your Health Insurance Coverage Is Important

    Not every employer participates with the Michigan UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund, also called just the "Fund." This plan's administrative office manages medical, dental, vision, time loss and pre-paid legal inquiries and programs. You can call them at 1-800-322-8190 or visit them here.


    Retirement Guidance Free to Members

    The Time is Right to Plan Your Retirement

    The union provides free financial guidance to every member and their spouse through the Financial Wellness Center located in the union hall. Pension assistance workshops are scheduled for January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 128 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the union hall; or call Aaron Cary to arrange a private meeting at 1-800-321-6406 extension 8645.

    General Membership Meetings

    2018 Tentative Schedule

    All general membership meetings are open to eligible UFCW 876 members. At these meetings, union representatives review the actions of the executive board, present updates, and address member's questions. Meeting dates and time are subject to change. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. 2018 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesdays: March 13 - June 12 - September 11- December 11

  • Let Us Know

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome!

  • Updates Here 

    Get married? Move to a new place? Switch jobs? Let the union know.

  • The New American Citizenship Fund

    With the help of UFCW 876 and UFCW United Latinos, the New American Citizenship Fund provides $500 to awarded members to assist in their US citizenship application expenses. These scholarships support members who have applied for US citizenship and have demonstrated a serious commitment to building a stronger voice for workers in their union and in their community through active engagement in advancing social and economic justice. Download the application details in English and Spanish below. 


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  • Your Union Hall is in Madison Heights, Mi

    United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876

    876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071

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