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Medstar Ambulance Vote Monday, February 4
Medstar Ambulance members are encouraged to participate in a contract vote Monday, February 4, 2019. Staff persons on hand to answer any questions you may have.
February's Bulletin includes a new face, new agreements, scholarships and debt relief awards, pension open house and tax discounts for UFCW 876 members.
Support & LPN
Communication is key both before and during negotiations. Knowing your priorities for this contract well before bargaining begins, helps the committee and union staff target efforts and results in securing important language and protections you want.
To do this, we have created this brief survey. Every question brings 876 closer to discovering your bargaining intent, so please take the time to respond to all. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dawn McClanahan.
Thank you for participating. Together, we can do this!
UFCW 876 President
Bulletin for January
January's Bulletin kicks off the New Year with new opportunities to go back to college, attend college for free, gain Steward skills, plan a retirement, and attend a fun union event. Join us.
Healthy Life Coaching Program
Members who are participants of the Fund, enrolled in the HealthyLife® Coaching Program, should complete the 4 required coaching by March 1, 2019 in order to earn your wellness incentives. Questions can be directed to the MIUFCW at 1-248-585-9610.
25 Year Member Celebrations a Big Success!
Hundreds of 876 members with 25 years or more of union membership enjoyed the 25 Year Member Celebrations; one held at The Motor City Soundboard in Detroit, the other at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant. Each included dinner, drinks, give-aways, casino play and was topped off by a $500 cash grand prize! Thank you letters were mailed November 15 with save the dates! Watch for it and thank you!
Steward Lunch & Learns
*You must be a member in good standing of UFCW Local 876 to attend member events and to participate in member programs.
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.
Stewards Lunch & Learn Series
Friday, February 15, 2019 / Madison Heights / 876 Union Hall
Friday, February 22, 2019 / Midland / Doan Lecture Hall, Northwood U.
Friday, March 15, 2019 / Ann Arbor / BRAG of Ann Arbor
Friday, March 22, 2019 / Traverse City / Botanical Gardens
Stewards are encouraged to attend the Lunch & Learn Series! Content is Steward-chosen (surveyed results) and Steward-driven! Prepare for a great afternoon securing the tools you'll need to be an even better advocate for the membership of 876. Discover how new ideas and new directions can work for you. All events begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp and conclude at 2:00 p.m.
R.S.V.P. form / flyer coming January 7, 2019.
Statewide, Member Advantage Bowling Bashes
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Clinton Township, Flint, Livonia & Traverse City
Everyone had so much fun last year, we are doing this again! The Second Annual Member Advantage Bowling Bashes will bring both members and communities together for a fun night of bowling, food, drink, prizes and awards.
R.S.V.P. form / flyer coming April 15, 2019.
2019 Member Advantage Series
We have planned new, discounted adventures for you!
More Member Perks
Union Scholarship Awards Plus NEW! Student Debt Relief Awards
Application available January 7, 2019
Deadlines and Requirements for 2019
UFCW 876 is again offering its scholarship program, open to eligible members at any age and/or their dependents. This year we have added student debt relief awards.
Tentative deadlines are as follows:
January 7, 2019: material availability, online, Facebook and hard copies;
April 29, 2019: deadline to submit application and related materials;
June 3, 2019: announcement and notification of winners.
FREE online college! Seriously, it's totally free.
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.
FREE, 2019 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.
No workshop for December
UFCW 876 union hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
Components of the Union
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. Download the new member brochure here.
Clark, Joe #8669
Nathan Clark #8674
Crim, Bill #8615
Hill, Elaine #8664
LaBeau, Jerry #8681
McClanahan, Dawn #8676
Michael, Steven #8671
Morrison, John #8618
Michelle Nickson #8617
Phipps, Bill #8672
Schiller, Kylie #8670
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 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 28 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
2019 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. 2019 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:
Tuesdays: March 12 - June 11 - September 10- December 10
Get married? Move to a new place? Switch jobs? Let the union know.