• A VOICE for Working America

    UFCW 876

    IT'S A SOCIAL MOVEMENT.

  • About Your Union

    We always strive for the best in our communities.

    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.

  • 876 News

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

    Pat's Food Center Contract Vote

    A tentative agreement has been reached for members working at Pat's Food Center in Freeland. A contract vote will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 12:30 - 2:30- p.m. in the break room.

     

    Questions can be directed to Pat Serour at 1-248-585-9671 extension #8626.

     

    Membership News

    Dear UFCW 876 Members,

     

    There has been some media interest regarding former president Roger Robinson’s separation agreement. It is important to know the agreement was the result of a retirement savings program created and approved by a previous administration and executive board in the 1990’s. Upon his departure, the board action had to be upheld.


    This program was immediately eliminated by President Dan Pedersen when he took office, July 2017.

     

     

    Building Stronger Communities - Together.

    Knowing what is important to you is important to us. Please consider taking this very brief survey to gauge interest and opinion. Your participation will help identify key issues you would like your union to advocate for. Together, we can work toward building a better life for you and your family. Eligible members encouraged to please take the survey.

     

     

    Medstar Ambulance Dispatchers Build a Better Life with 876 Contract

    Dispatchers at Medstar Ambulance decided they to wanted the protections enjoyed by paramedics and organized! They earned their VOICE at work and now have: guaranteed wages, a grievance procedure, seniority rights, training pay, company paid uniforms, and a bidding process for scheduling, vacations and time off. Congratulations dispatchers and welcome to UFCW 876!

    Member Meet & Greets

    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.

     

    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!

     

    Steward Edu Conference
    Traverse City

    Union Stewards in the northern areas arrived to the Botanical Gardens on March 22, 2018 in Traverse City for the final Steward Edu Conference.

     

    Steward Edu Conference
    Ann Arbor

    Union Stewards turned out in Ann Arbor on March 15, 2018 to train up.

     

    Steward Edu Conference
    Midland

    Union Stewards gathered at Northwood University in Midland on February 22 to secure additional tools to build bargaining power in your workplace.

     

    Steward Edu Conference
    Madison Heights

    Union Stewards gathered at UFCW 876's union hall in Madison Heights on February 1 to discover new ways to build bargaining power.

     

  • 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.

    International Scholarships Available

    Every year the UFCW International Charity Foundation offers scholarships to union members or their immediate family who want to further their education and who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values. Click here to apply.

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

  • Union Vibe

    President Pedersen's "Connection" articles featured here.

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  • Member Advantage Series

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

    UFCW Free College Benefit

    The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars!

    The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants.

    Children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents of UFCW members are eligible for the UFCW Free College Benefit. Retired UFCW members are also eligible.

    Apply Today

    Degree Programs

     
    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    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.

     

     

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

     

     

     

    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.

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    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.

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    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

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    People 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.

     

    Clark, Joe #8669

    Joe.Clark@ufcw876.org

    Nathan Clark #8674

    Nate.Clark@ufcw876.org

    Crim, Bill #8615

    William.Crim@ufcw876.org

    Dziubinski,Jessie #8659

    JDziubinski@ufcw876.org

    Hill, Elaine #8664
    Elaine.Hill@ufcw876.org

    Kubik, Steve #8682

    Steve.Kubik@ufcw876.org

    LaBeau, Jerry #8681

    Jerry.LaBeau@ufcw876.org

    McClanahan, Dawn #8676

    Dawn.McClanahan@ufcw876.org

    Michael, Steven #8671

    Steven.Michael@ufcw876.org

    Morrison, John #8618

    John.Morrison@ufcw876.org

    Phipps, Bill #8672

    Bill.Phipps@ufcw876.org

    Schiller, Kylie #8670

    Kylie.Schiller@ufcw876.org

    Teske, Rob #8623

    Rob.Teske@ufcw876.org

    Thomas, Margaritte #8643

    Margaritte.Thomas@ufcw876.org

    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. 

    MIUFCW 

    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.

    2018

    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

  • 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.

  • 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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