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    Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village!

     

    President Pedersen is planning a super awesome membership event at Greenfield Village and you're invited!

     

    Download the RSVP here!

     

    Members, family and friends are encouraged to join #UFCW876. The $20 ticket includes admission, free parking, $10 fun money, 876-inspired gifts and plenty of scary adventures!

    All reservations are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be modified by current state and federal COVID-19 recommendations.

    Thank You Wolverine Packing Company!

    It is with deep appreciation that #UFCW876 sends its most sincerest gratitude to Wolverine Packing Company and President James Bonahoom for donating so generously to its Annual Metro Detroit Picnic held this past weekend. Wolverine Packing Co.'s donation provided a very nice grilling experience for many #union members, their family and friends. #Thankyou #youreawesome!

     

     

    Better Wages. Better Benefits. Better Life. Guaranteed.

    #UFCW876 members working at Diversitak, Inc., have earned a new, three-year contract that contains better wages, better benefits and a better life. #WTG and #Congratulations to all. #ufcw #1u

     

    Operating Engineers Bookkeeping & Clerical Earn Four Years of Guarantees

    #UFCW876 members working at Operating Engineers Local 324 Bookkeeping & Clerical ratified a new, four-year agreement this morning! #WTG Four years of #betterwages #betterbenefits and a #betterlife #876strong #1u #ufcw

     

     

    First MedSTAR winner announced!

     

    #Congratulations Penney Rosenblad, #Medstar, #EMTBasic in #Flint, #Michigan who is our first winner of #UFCW876's MedSTAR contest and to Jeff Brown, Medstar, #EMT Basic who nominated Penney! #WTG! That's a win-win because both receive a $100 gift card from #PresidentPedersen! #1u #ufcw

    Know a MedSTAR? Tell us about it at: bit.ly/MedSTAR

    Annual Harvest Parties Kickoff in September!

    President Pedersen is planning some really awesome membership events for the remainder of the year and the Annual Harvest Parties are one of the best!

     

    Members, family and friends are encouraged to join their union. The $20 ticket includes admission, food, drinks, raffles, gifts and adventure!

     

    Details and R.S.V.P’s can be downloaded here. All reservations are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be modified by current state and federal COVID-19 recommendations.

     

    Member Advantage 2021 Event Series

    UFCW 876 members and their families are invited to join these discounted union events, adventures and educational opportunities. Events always include many added perks and surprises! Download your copy here.

     

    Further details and reservation forms will be published online and on our Facebook as well as available through your membership representative one month prior.

     

    Keep in mind, these events are contingent upon state COVID mandates and restrictions and may be modified. All changes will be posted in our medias.

     

    Stewards receive a 50% discount on their ticket to any event; this does not include their group.

     

    Steward Conferences and the 25-Year Member Celebrations are by invitation only.  

    The UFCW Free College Benefit Just Got Better!

    You can now earn a bachelor's degree in teacher education, business administration, criminal justice or interdisciplinary studies / humanities! Eligible UFCW 87 members and their families can now earn a bachelor's degree with no out-of-pocket costs. This program is intended for students who already have an associate's degree of 60 credits or more in their intended major.

     

    Learn more at: https://www.ufcwfreecollege.org

     

    International Union-Industry Pension Fund Announces NEW Address for 2022

    #UFCW International Union-Industry #Pension Fund has announced a new mailing address: P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891. Mail forwarding from the previous Frankfort, Illinois address will continue throughout 2021. And phone number remains the same: 1-800-531-2385. #UFCW876 #876Stewards #UFCWInternationalUnionIndustryPensionFund #retirement #retirehappy with #UFCW876

     

     

  • Trevor Dunn
    Mother: Tracy, Kroger 691

    $2,000 Academic Scholarship winner! Grand Valley State University, Allied Health Sciences, Pre-PA.

    2021 UFCW 876 Academic, Textbook & Student Debt Award Winners

    Each year, UFCW 876 offers $17,500 of scholarship opportunities that provide meaningful financial relief for eligible members and their dependents. Scholarship applications are issued in January, have a deadline to submit all related materials in April, with winners being announced in June. Awards are issued in July.

    Eric Lehmann
    Medstar Ambulance

    $2,000 Academic Scholarship winner! Saginaw Valley State University, Nursing.

    Elizabeth Muter

    Father Jamie, Kroger 757

    $2,000 Academic Scholarship winner! University of Michigan / Engineering

    Mikayla Nolan

    Kroger 776

    $2,000 Academic Scholarship winner! Macomb Community College / Special Education

    Lacey Jajko

    Father Robert, Kroger 441

    $2,000 Academic Scholarship winner! Grand Valley State University / Exercise Science

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  • Ready to take the next step in your education?

    Eligible UFCW 876 members and their families can now earn a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs! This program is intended for students who already have an associate degree or 60 credits or more in their intended major. Download the flyer here.

    UFCW 876 members can learn a foreign language for FREE!

    Whether it’s for travel, for work, or just for fun, UFCW’s Free Foreign Language Program offers members the ability to learn over 70 languages for free online. These online classes build on four conversational skills necessary to fully learn a new language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar & culture.

    Get your associates degree in 2021

    Did you know UFCW members and their family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs? Though it sounds too good to be true, the process is simple and can save thousands of dollars. Download the flyer here.

  • Active Ballot Club

    UFCW 876 members know worker-friendly legislation is derived from candidates who support, advocate and push for laws that create meaningful, worker protection policy in both our nation and state. Without these leaders and actions, workers are vulnerable to the interests and budgets of their employers. That is why UFCW 876 has the Active Ballot Club, or A.B.C.

  • Steward Nation!

    Dear Steward,

     

    Thank you for attending the 2021 Annual Steward Conference held at three different locations in June. It was so good to see Steward Nation return! The work you do each day is so important, valued and meaningful. It takes a special person to volunteer their time to help their coworkers. Your stewardship demonstrates this.

    I hope you enjoyed the day we planned for you and took away valuable information and friendships that empower you to be the best Steward you can be. Again, thank you for attending and being #876Strong.

     

    We ARE Stronger - Together. Reach out anytime! You've got my number. ;-)

     

    Dan Pedersen

    UFCW 876 President

     

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  • Member Advantage

    UFCW 876 members and their friends and family are invited to join in on all the fun with the Membership Advantage series which offers outings to local events at a discounted rate. And, Stewards get an additional 50% off their single ticket as well. Read our updated calendar of events here.

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Hallowe'en In Greenfield Village

    President Pedersen is planning a super awesome membership event at Greenfield Village and you're invited!

    Members, family and friends are encouraged to join #UFCW876. The $20 ticket includes admission, free parking, $10 fun money, 876-inspired gifts and plenty of scary adventures!

    All reservations are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be modified by current state and federal COVID-19 recommendations.

     

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Annual Harvest Parties

    President Pedersen is planning some really awesome membership events for the remainder of the year and the Annual Harvest Parties are one of the best!

    Members, family and friends are encouraged to join their union. The $20 ticket includes admission, food, drinks, raffles, gifts and adventure!

    All reservations are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be modified by current state and federal COVID-19 recommendations.

     

  • Union Vibe

    President Pedersen's "Connection" articles and other thoughtful insights featured here.

  • 876 Member Pension Open House

     

    Pension Open Houses are now in-person at the union hall the third Wednesday of every month - except December. Questions can be directed to Aaron Cary at 1-800-321-6406 extension #8645.

    Pension Open Houses 2021

    Find out everything you need to know about your pension status. Get help navigating the retirement processes, securing the right documents and retiring happy with a little pre-planning. We are now in-person in the union hall at 876 Horace Brown Drive Madison Heights, MI 48062. Join us. It's free!

     

    UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund has Announced a New Address!

    P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891

    Mail forwarding from P.O. Box 6000 Frankfort, IL 60423-6000 throughout 2021.

  • How the Pension Process Works

    Knowing the 876 Pension Connection, Resources and Programs. UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund P.O. Box 6000, Frankfort, Illinois 60423-6000* NEW address! Mail forwarding throughout 2021. P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891 - 1-800-531-2385. We recommend pensioners create a login with the National Pension Fund to download any additional forms (state/fed taxes, bank link, 1099's, income verification and applications here).

    1

    Attend a Pension Open House

    Eligible 876 members curious about or contemplating a retirement should attend a Pension Open House at the union hall. Download a flyer for dates and times.

    2

    Do Your Research

    Discover what your current pension status is by calling the pension office and requesting a "Pension Credit Application." Do this if you are one year out from potential retirement.

    3

    Request a "Retirement Application"

    Gearing up to retire? Six months before your date, call the pension office and request a "Retirement Application."

    4

    Address Changes

    Changing your address with the pension office is easy. Download the form here and mail it in or fax it to: 1-312-329-7923.

  • 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.

    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.

    2021 Pension Open House Schedule

    Get Help Navigating the Pension Process

    The union provides free financial guidance to every member and their spouse through the Financial Wellness Center.

     Pension Open House Zoom! webinars are scheduled for:

    January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19

    How to Zoom with Aaron.

    Pension Open House In-Person meetings are scheduled for:

    June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, and November 17

    How to get to the union hall in Madison Heights

    Call or email Aaron Cary with inquiries at 1-800-321-6406 extension #8645.

    General Membership Meetings

    2021 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. at the union hall. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. Due to COVID venue restrictions, 2021 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesday: March 9 - June 8 - September 14 - December 7

  • Representative Profiles

    We've got a top notch team!

    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 a printable listing here. See representative listing below.

    Joe Clark

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Keith Schilling

    Click for business card here.

    Joe.Clark@ufcw876.org
    1-800-321-6406 extension #8669

    Kroger 365, 444, 520, 605,638,639,670,671,680,681,688,689,703,707,720,721,793,811,852,884,887,888,890; People's Food Co-op; Polly's Country Market 5,6,12,14,16; Rite Aid 4332,4519; Twin City Foods.

    Nate Clark

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Ashley Hubbard

    Click for business card here.

    Nate.Clark@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8674

    Kroger 363,440,463,464,481,487,492,656,675,685,709,729,757,759; Rite Aid 2731,4302,4338,4377,4697.

    Bill Crim

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Sheryl Layman & Allison Kimber-Smith

    Click for business card here.

    William.Crim@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8615

    Kroger: 277, 465, 600, 635, 795; Kroger New Market 115, 404, 406, 407, 409, 413, 419, 424, 436, 711, 714; Kroger Frankenmuth 436, Kroger Bridgeport 437.

     

    Oleson's Food Stores: 606,607,608 and 609.

     

    Pat's Food Center, Freeland.

     

    Rite Aid: 1487, 1551, 1552, 1573, 1575, 1663, 1729, 1740, 1801, 2504, 2606, 3320, 3356, 3452, 3510, 3568, 3588, 3667, 4309, 4310, 4319, 4340, 4431, 4438, 4440, 4442, 4503, 4504, 4564, 4586, 4588, 4761, 4806.

     

    Riverside Market, Durand & Montrose.

    Jessie Dziubinski

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Katherine Kreger

    Click for business card here.

    Jessie.Dziubinski@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8659

    Kroger: 449, 450, 455, 515, 528, 622, 684, 706, 715, 716, 724, 737, 774, 776.

     

    Rite Aid: 4270, 4409, 4559, 4943.

    Marc Freund

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Marc.Freund@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8682

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Elaine Hill

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Jonathan Smith

    Click for business card here.

    Elaine.Hill@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8664

    Kroger: 461, 620, 637, 649, 650, 651, 704, 754.

     

    Medstar Ambulance: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8.

     

    Rite Aid: 4317.

    Ashley Hubbard

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Ashley.Hubbard@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8641

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Allison Kimber-Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Allison.Kimber-Smith@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8644

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Katherine Kreger

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Katherine.Kreger@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8642

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jerry LaBeau

    Administrative Assistant to the President

    Assist: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.

    Jerry.LaBeau@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8681

    Kroger 447, 454, 602, 642, 663, 743, 751.

    Sheryl Layman

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Sheryl.Layman@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 #8648

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Dawn McClanahan

    Director of Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Dawn.McClanahan@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8676

    Education and advocacy of membership.

    Hollywood Market 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

    Provincial House

    Devan McDaniels

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Devan.McDaniels@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8649

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Steven Michael

    Administrative Assistant to the President

    Assist: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.

    Steven.Michael@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8671

    Kroger 445, 448, 486, 495, 658, 710, 749, 784.

    John Morrison

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    John.Morrison@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8618

    CVS Pharmacy 8267. Rite Aid 2509, 4266, 4301, 4355, 4366, 4368, 4402, 4445, 4466, 485, 4498, 4512, 4526, 4537, 4545, 4595, 4694, 4703, 4897.

    Bill Phipps

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Bill.Phipps@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8672

    Education and advocacy of membership.

    Alejandra Ruiz

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    Alejandra.Ruiz@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8619

    Adhesive Systems, Alexander & Hornung, Antolin St. Clair, Beacon Park Finishing, Bonnie Maid Products, Cattleman's, Darling International, Dearborn Sausage, Diversified Chemical, Diversitak Inc., Great lakes Embroidery, Koegel Meats & Sanitation, Operating Engineers Local 324 and Clerical, Provincial House Support, Restaurant Depot, Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 & 292, Smith Meat Packing, Society St. Vincent DePaul, Turri's Italian Foods, Winter Sausage, Wolverine Packing.

    Keith Schilling

    Organizer

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jonathan Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Jonathan.Smith@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8670

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Margaritte Thomas

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Bill Phipps

    Click for business card here.

    Margaritte.Thomas@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8643

    Kroger Kroger 361, 364, 366, 441, 442, 459, 526, 615, 618, 619, 632, 634, 661, 691. Rite Aid 4358

    Stephanie Villalpando

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    Stephanie.Villalpando@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8629

    Kroger 415, 443, 456, 458, 576, 577, 578, 579, 630, 686, 693, 697, 708, 775, 864.

    Rite Aid 4322, 4334, 4335, 4362.

  • 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

    The New American Citizenship Fund, which awards $600 to eligible UFCW members across the country, is made possible by the UFCW United Latinos. Deadline to apply for this benefit is March 1, 2021. Full details, eligibility criteria and application can be found at: ufcwunitedlatinos.org

     

  • Membership Data Update 

    Using the form below, update any changes in your personal information (name change, new address, email or cell phone). If you are updating your record for the vaccination effort, be sure to include your email and cell phone number.
     

  • Let Us Know

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

  • Connect With Us

    Like us, follow us, Tweet us, e-mail us, call us. We want to hear from you.

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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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