• UFCW 876


    A VOICE for Working America

  • 876 News

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

    Health & Welfare Open Enrollment Deadline Extended

    2018 Open Enrollment has been extended through Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
    If you were not automatically enrolled or have not submitted your 2018 Enrollment Form, you have until December 19, 2017 to do so.

    If you miss the Open Enrollment period or elect not to enroll, you will not have Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Time Loss, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits in 2018.

    Enroll Online!
    1. Go to www.mufcwbenefits.com and login.
    2. Click on the 2018 Enrollment Form on your dashboard. Make sure you either write down or print your confirmation number for your records.
    3. Once the Plan Administrative Office receives and processes your Enrollment Form, you will receive a letter in the mail confirming your enrollment and election choice.

    Questions? Contact the Plan Administrative Office at 248-585-9610, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or email questions@mufcwadmin.com.


    2018 Open Enrollment starts November 14th!

    Members who should investigate / participate: Darling Ingredients, Hollywood Supermarkets, The Kroger Company, (Metro and Milan, Dundee & Monroe) L.M. Foods and Oleson's Food Stores. Looking for additional information call the Fund office at 1-800-322-8190. #ufcw #ufcw876


    2018 UFCW 876 Scholarships

    Don't miss the opportunity to earn a $2,000 academic or $500 textbook scholarship in 2018! Expect to see scholarship materials issued January 15, 2018. Application includes: general information, essay and transcripts. Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!


    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.


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  • 876 Member Advantage

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

    UFCW 876 is taking every opportunity to provide a variety of discounted adventures 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.

    UFCW 876 & The Detroit Zoo Wild Lights

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 / 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI

    $12 includes admission, parking, food voucher and great 876 swag.

    This event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis as a limited amount of tickets are secured. 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

    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.


    Dates scheduled for every first Wednesday of the month, excluding December. October 18 and November 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    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 dependents are encouraged to participate in our yearly scholarship opportunities. Scholarship applications become available in January, have an April deadline and are awarded in June.


    There are two scholarships available; five $2,000 Academic Scholarships and five $500 Textbook Scholarships. Watch our medias for notifications, downloads and winner announcements.


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    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 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 15 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

    2017 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 7:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. 2017 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesdays: March 7 - June 6 - September 12 - December 12

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  • 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